Nearly three years after my book The Chinese Dream was first published, a book review by Samir Jaluria, a management consultant and blogger, shed new light on the importance of understanding the growing impact of the Chinese middle class. I am glad to see people find the book informative. Below is the review:
Helen Wang’s The Chinese Dream: The Rise of the World’s Largest Middle Class and What It Means To You is an informative, well-written book about China’s growing middle class. Wang, an independent consultant who assists companies doing business in China, artfully breaks down the book into a series of themes and interweaves them with a succession of personal experiences and fascinating interactions (including one with a PR manager doing “religion shopping” and another with Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba). The Chinese Dream’s principal argument is that the rise of a large Chinese middle class is beneficial for both China as well as the rest of the world. Furthermore, Wang believes that middle class Chinese and Westerners have a similar set of core values and share many of the same aspirations and dreams and can thus learn from each other.
About 1,000 authors and publishers participated in the Eric Hoffer Book Award this year. The Chinese Dream has endured rigorous judging and received the highest distinction of Eric Hoffer Book Award in the business book category.
There are fourteen categories under the Eric Hoffer Book Award, including fiction, poetry, memoir, and so on.
According to the letter I received from The Eric Hoffer Award, "each winner was determined to be unique, worthy, and well produced in all aspects of writing and publishing."
I am excited to announce that my book The Chinese Dream has won The First Horizon Award. This award is given by the Eric Hoffer Award for books each year to recognize superior work by debut authors.
About 250 first-time authors participated in the contest. Thirty-five people entered as finalists. Among them, five authors won the award. I am honored to be one of the five winners.
The Eric Hoffer Award is established to honor excellence in independent publishers such as academic, small press and self-published authors. For more information about The Eric Hoffer Award for books, please visit here.