Book Spotlight: The House That Jack Ma Built

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WildChina reading lists give travelers our top picks for books that will open up a destination to them before they even set foot on the ground. Our newest addition to the China reading list is Alibaba: The House that Jack Ma Built, an insider’s look at a company that has reshaped the Chinese economy.


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Penned by investment advisor and 20-year UK expatriate Duncan Clark, Alibaba: The House that Jack Ma Built, gives a behind the scenes account of the rise of Alibaba, a powerhouse force behind China’s global economic influence.

China is a country amidst monumental change where the history being made in the present is just as compelling as the 5000 years that have passed. The incredible spending power of China’s rising middle class has created the world’s most exciting consumers market and Alibaba is one of its biggest gateways. Through his exclusive interviews and accounts as an early advisor to Alibaba, Clark tells the story of how a humble English teacher built one of the world’s largest companies to become a “Rockefeller of his age”.

The book will be available for purchase from and selected bookstores around the US from April 12, 2016.

Purchase your copy of “Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built


Duncan Clark will be launching his book with a lecture series around the US. If you are interested in learning about China’s economic landscape, make sure you drop in to one of the sessions:

New York City
When: Wednesday April 13th, 6.30pm
Where: Asia Society and #AsiaSocietyLIVE

Washington DC
When: Thursday April 14th, 6.30pm
Where: Busboys & Poets, 5th & K

San Francisco
When: Tuesday April 19th, 6pm
Where: Book Passage, Ferry Building

When: Friday April 22nd, 6.30pm
Where: Third Place books, 17171 Bothell Way NE Lake Forest Park

Mountain View, CA
When: Tuesday April 26th, 6.30om
Where: Computer History Museum

Want to see the Chinese economy in action? Visit China’s international economic hub onour Shanghai Highlife tour.