Little Rice: Smartphones, Xiaomi, and the Chinese Dream

Little Rice: Smartphones, Xiaomi, and the Chinese Dream


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Smartphones have to be made someplace, and that place is China. In just five years, a company names Xiaomi (which means “little rice” in Mandarin) has grown into the most valuable startup ever, becoming the third largest manufacturer of smartphones, behind only Samsung and Apple. China is now both the world’s largest producer and consumer of a little device that brings the entire globe to its user’s fingertips. How has this changed the Chinese people? How did Xiaomi conquer the worlds’ biggest market” Can the rise of Xiaomi help realize the Chinese Dream, China’s bid to link personal success with national greatness?

Clay Shirky, one of the most influential and original thinkers on the internet’s effects on society, spends a year in Shanghai chronicling China’s attempt to become a tech originator–and what it means for the future course of globalization.



Fareed Zakaria’s Book of the Week pick on his CNN show, GPS

“A perfect primer for anyone looking to do business in China.”
Fortune

“I will read anything Clay writes, but when he’s writing about the intersection of Chinese manufacturing and the Western Internet, man, is that ever in my zone.”
–Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing

“Shirky accomplishes more in 128 pages than most books would in 1,000. LITTLE RICE is a company profile, industry narrative, country history lesson, political dissection (sometimes bordering on polemic), a review of the current state of globalization, and discussion of its future.”
— 800CEOReads

“Although the author’s technical competence is evident throughout this interesting book, his ideas are expressed in simple, clear language that should appeal to anyone with an interest in China, and not just those with a special interest in technology.” –Lanxin Xiang, Survival: Global Politics and Strategy

“A compact, accessible, and intelligently delivered update on China’s evolving economic and political front via one particularly accomplished electronics venture.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Shirky investigates the rise of the Xiaomi start-up culture…Recommended for those who enjoy reading about how mobile technology works and particularly in exploring its impact on global business.”
Library Journal



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