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China Takes Off: Technology Transfer and Modernization

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China Takes Off: Technology Transfer and Modernization
By E. E. Bauer
University of Washington Press, 1985 260 pp. $20.00 Purchase

This book captures the reactions of a Boeing engineer in post-Mao China. He concludes that the advances in technology, even though spectacular on some fronts, still represent only the thinnest of veneers in a peasant society, and that the transformation of China into a highly technological country could take the next three generations.

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