03 30 2015
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A 5,000-year civilization rises

Why haven't other nations been able to replicate China's success?
Because culture has played a critical part in the renaissance, according to David W. Wang, an international business consultant based in Washington, D.C. In his groundbreaking book, "Decoding the Dragon's Mindset," Wang argues that China's rich, 5,000 year-old civilization is what has made the difference.


In the wake of apartheid, Johannesburg has changed – still divided, but now as much by poverty and violence as by race. Through precisely crafted snapshots, Ivan Vladislavic observes the unpredictable, day-to-day transformation of his embattled city: the homeless people using manholes as cupboards; a public statue slowly cannibalized for scrap. ...


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