I am writing a book about the emerging middle class in China, which in eighteen years will reach 766 million - the total size of the six most powerful nations of today! I am going to China for the next couple of months to interview people. I would really like to know what questions you would like to get answered about the Chinese middle class. Here is a synopsis of my book The Chinese Dream: The Rise of the World's Largest Middle Class:
"Based on interviews of real people, The Chinese Dream is the first book that dives into the daily lives of the Chinese people. The book profiles typical members of the Chinese middle class. The stories dramatize their struggles and triumphs, their fears and hopes in a background of the fast changing economy and the sharp contrast of past and present. The book also addresses issues such as private ownership of homes and cars, environmental concerns, and constant conflicts of traditional values and new beliefs.
Through real people's stories, the book provides compelling insights on how the Chinese middle class shapes the future of China, as well as the implications for global business. An informative and enjoyable read, The Chinese Dream provides intimate knowledge of the Chinese middle class for business professionals in multinationals as well as readers who are interested in learning about contemporary China.
Unlike many books about China on the market, The Chinese Dream inspires hope and illuminates the unity in diversity in a global community. It is a must-read for people entering the 21st century."
I would really appreciate it if you could list your questions here. What aspects of the Chinese middle class are most interesting to you? What are your concerns? What are the things that confuse you? What are common myths or misconceptions about China? Any things you are interested in knowing about this new breed of class are welcome! Thank you in advance!