How China and America Became One Economy and Why the World's Prosperity Depends on It

By Zachary Karabell

Simon & Schuster, Paperback, 9781416583714, 340pp.

Publication Date: October 19, 2010


Zachary Karabell argues that the intertwined economic relationship between China and the United States will affect our long-term prosperity more than any other contemporary issue.

As the world continues the slow work of repairing the damage of the financial crisis, it is crucial that the United States understands that it cannot go it alone. Its fusion with China is powerful, essential, and defining. Zachary Karabell’s brilliant book lays out this complex and important economic story.

About the Author
Zachary Karabell is an author, money manager, commentator, and president of River Twice Research, where he analyzes economic and political trends. Educated at Columbia, Oxford, and Harvard, where he received his PhD, Karabell has written eleven previous books. He is a regular commentator on CNBC, MSNBC, and CNN. He writes the weekly Edgy Optimist column for "Reuters "and "The Atlantic", and is a contributor to such publications as "The Daily Beast", "Time", "The Wall Street Journal", "The New Republic", "The New York Times", and "Foreign Affairs."

Praise For Superfusion

“The question at the heart of Superfusion is a pressing one: What will happen next?” –Los Angeles Times

“Karabell excels at weaving in glitzy tales of the brave new China against the larger backdrop of the Middle Kingdom’s forceful but cautious economic liberalization and the often torturous, frequently saber-rattling politics of U.S.-China relations. . . . A provocative argument.”

--Los Angeles Times

“The question at the heart of Superfusion is a pressing one: What will happen next? Mr. Karabell says that the U.S. must turn its thinking away from the military and security challenges of the twentieth century and focus more on the economic challenges of the twenty-first.”

--The Wall Street Journal

“A compelling brief on the unlikely convergence of the U.S. and Chinese economies. . . .Essential reading for anyone curious about the increasing economic integration and interdependence between China and America, the public opposition in both nations, and the implication fro the U.S. as it faces competition from a nation it cannot coerce.”

--Publishers Weekly (starred review)