Jeong Seong-jin, professor of economics at Gyeongsang National University, South Korea, reviews Adam Smith in Beijing: Lineages of the Twenty-first Century by Giovanni Arrighi for International Socialism.
Professor Jeong’s review is translated by Owen Miller, who notes:
“In South Korea the writings of Giovanni Arrighi have become popular among a section of the intellectual left who have wholeheartedly adopted his reworking of Marxism and welcomed his positive appraisal of a possible China-centred future. Jeong’s polemical attack on Arrighi’s concept of a “non-capitalist market society” should therefore also be understood in the context of South Korean left politics.”
Read the full review here.