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Prototype nation, China and the contested promise of innovation, Silvia M. Lindtner

Summary
How did China's mass manufacturing and "copycat" production become transformed, in the global tech imagination, from something holding the nation back to one of its key assets? This book offers a rich transnational analysis of how the promise of democratized innovation and entrepreneurial life has shaped China's governance and global image. The book reveals how a growing distrust in Western models of progress and development, including Silicon Valley and the tech industry after the financial crisis of 2007-8, shaped the rise of the global maker movement and the vision of China as a 'new frontier' of innovation. The book draws on research in experimental work spaces in China, the United States, Africa, Europe, Taiwan, and Singapore, as well as in key sites of technology investment and industrial production
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Note
Previously issued in print: 2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 280 pages), illustrations
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9780691204956

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