After the hiatus
of the holidays and before we plunge into book news for 2009, I wanted
to mention two books that made it on the bestsellers lists.
The China Beat mentioned Joan Judge's book, The Precious Raft of History, as the best book on Chinese women in 2008! Judge looks at China's transition to modernity through the lens of changing perceptions of women. In particular, changes in representations of women in female biographies. The book provides rich portraits of China's first generation of female political activists, overseas students, schoolteachers, and public writers, who exemplified modern China. However, Judge questions the success of these newly defined gender categories in redefining women's everyday lives.
And, 800-CEO-Read named David Herold and Don Fedor's book, Change the Way You Lead Change: Leadership Strategies that REALLY Work as a runner up for the Best Business Book of the Year award in the HR and Business Development category. Here is what the folks at 800-CEO-Read said about the book:
"Change has been the buzzword of the year, but only a few books have addressed change management in truly innovative and constructive ways. In Change the Way You Lead Change, Herold and Fedor examine flaws in change initiatives and take the results of their extensive research to advocate a more philosophical, holistic approach to change, starting with the leader's responsibility in understanding the context in which he or she is leading."
Congratulations to Joan Judge, David Herold and Don Fedor!