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Cultural Advantages in China : Tale of Six Cities

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Title: Cultural Advantages in China : Tale of Six Cities  
Author: Yuhua, Fu
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Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Political Science, China
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2013
Publisher: World Public Library
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It is the purpose of this book to bring these cultural advantages into more focus, in order to bring into light some ‘human’ aspects of the country, and how these can be integrated into the broader context of economics development. At the end of the day, their achievements cannot be measured by economic progress alone, but also how the people can have the proper sense of meaning (i.e. ‘feel’ at home) in their own homeland, instead of being just another ‘bolt’ in the obsolete industrial engine of economics.

Summary
The idea of Cultural Advantages - while perhaps has been discussed elsewhere - is mostly treated only as sub-chapter in discussions concerning competitive advantage, or development economics studies. But most economics students keep on thinking in the framework of Ricardo-Adam Smith’s Comparative Advantage or Porter’s Competitive Advantage, i.e. a country should be able to offer goods at competitive prices (read ‘low prices’) to keep its competitive edge. But in the framework of Cultural Advantages, these rules are now changing. While price keeps on being a determining factor, other factors also play critical roles, for instance willingness to learn new cultures, and to gain new (exotic) experience, which can be found by visiting other countries. This is the beginning of Cultural Advantage studies. To summarize our ideas in this presentation, the cultural economics is possible mainly because modern consumers demand not only ‘goods’ (called ‘mass products’), but also experience (learn each other’s cultures, languages, etc.) We acknowledge that this study is far from being complete, and therefore would like to invite others to contribute to its further development.

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Jingshan Park: For an extraordinary and unforgettable view of Beijing and the Forbidden City, casually climb the steps to the top of the hill to the Wanchunting (Wanchun Pavilion), which overlooks this small park, directly opposite the North Gate of the Forbidden City. From this playground of Ming and Qing dynasty emperors for almost 500 years, you will be able to get a grasp on the great city that is China’s capital. On Sunday’s choral groups gather in the park to perform amateur Peking Operas, play musical instruments or to sing songs once beloved by the masses.

Table of Contents
Abstract……………3 Foreword……………4 Contents……………6 Chapter 1. Cultural Advantage as an Alternative Framework: An Introduction ‐ by F. Smarandache & V. Christianto……………7 Chapter 2. Beijing: A Cultural Metropolitan – compiled, edited, augmented by Ke Haiying & F. Smarandache…………18 Chapter 3. The City of Hengshui – by Li Zhanbing……………38 Chapter 4. Ningbo — A Culture‐flourishing Land on the Shore of East China Sea – by Lin Rongchen……………53 Chapter 5. Jingdezhen: Porcelain Capital of the World – by Li Xiaomin……………66 Chapter 6. Haimen : Charming City ‐ by Wang Ping & Jiang He……………71 Chapter 7. Changsha: Cultural Name Cards – by Wang Peiyun & Tang Yuming……………82

 
 



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