FX – The Chinese Lingerie Vendors of Egypt

The Chinese Lingerie Venders of Egypt – The New Yorker

This article covers a wealth of topics – globalization, trade, cultural diffusion, Chinese foreign policy, gender roles in both societies – and, while long, is worth the time to read. One of the most important Political Science articles in the last 25 years is Samuel Huntington’s The Clash of Civilizations. In it’s own way, this article illustrates the conflicts vastly different societies have with each other, and suggests some of the issues Chinese foreign policy will have in Africa. Particularly insightful was the comment about the potential for success or failure of the Arab Spring if family views and attitudes don’t change in the Arab world.

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