How the Chinese Economy Works: Third Edition by R. GuoHow the Chinese Economy Works: Third Edition by R. Guo

How the Chinese Economy Works: Third Edition

byR. Guo

Hardcover | October 22, 2009

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This is a revised and updated version of the celebrated Best Book on Chinese Economy. It sets out to analyze and compare the operational mechanisms of the Chinese economy between the pre- and post-reform periods and through national, regional and local dimensions.
RONGXING GUO is Professor of Economics at Regional Science Association of China. He has worked and taught at Korea University (Seoul), FEEM (Milan), Trier University (Germany), CUMT (Xuzhou and Beijing), Peking University (Beijing) and ANU (Canberra). In 2008 Guo received an Award for Outstanding Research on Development (Government of...
Title:How the Chinese Economy Works: Third EditionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0 inPublished:October 22, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230581005

ISBN - 13:9780230581005


Table of Contents

List of Boxes  * List of Figures  * List of Tables  * List of Abbreviations  * Foreword  * Preface  * Key Terms  * Map  * PART I: A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHINA  * The Origins of the Nation  * Rise and Fall of the Empire  * China in the New Millennium  * Summary  * Case study: Why Yellow river is important  * PART II: SPATIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS * Administrative Divisions  * Great Regions  * Geographical Belts  * Southern and Northern Parts  * Ethno-Culture Areas  * Summary * Case study: Who owns Lake Weishan?  * PART III: HUMAN AND CULTURAL CONTEXTS * Human and Cultural Contexts  * Population  * Labour Force  * Education  * Cultural Context * Summary  * Case study: Age, gender, education and earnings  * PART IV: POLITICAL ECONOMIC SYSTEMS IN TRANSITION * Plan and Market  * Employment  * Production and Ownership  * Public Finance  * Banking  * External Relations  * Summary  * Case study: System dynamics a feedback model  * PART V: UNDERSTANDING CHINESE ECONOMIC REFORM * Understanding Chinese Economic Reform * A Brief Narrative * Interest Groups and Stakeholders * Radical Reform, the (Un)successful Cases  *Gradual/Partial Reform, the (Un)successful Cases  * Whither Chinese-style Reform? * Summary  * Case study: Games between radicals and conservatives  * PART VI: ECONOMIC GROWTH AND INCOME DISTRIBUTION * Chinas Growth Performance  * Measuring Income Inequality  * Inequality: Causes and Consequences  * Poverty and Social Security  * Summary  * Case study: A tale of two companies in transitions  * PART VII: A MULTIREGIONAL ECONOMIC COMPARISON * About Statistical Data  * Macroeconomic Performance  * Real Living Standards * Regional Economic Disparity * Summary  * Case study: Similar initial conditions, varied results  * PART VIII: SPATIAL ECONOMICS AND DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY * Spatial Economics and Development Strategy * Comparative Advantage Index  * Spatial Economic Separation  * Chinas Search for Spatial Integration  * Regional Development Strategy  * Summary  * Case study: Fighting for rainfalls?  * PART IX: INDUSTRIALIZATION AND TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESS  * Chinas Efforts on Industrialization * Post-Reform Industrialization  * A Comparative Analysis * Technological Progress * Summary * Case study: Technological and economic leapfrogging  * PART X: THE QUEST FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT  * Background  * Natural Resources  * Energy Production and Consumption  * Environmental Situation  * Chinese Environmental Policy * Summary * Case study: Should Chinese legislations be revised?  * PART XI: INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC INFLUENCES * International Economic Influences  * Historical Review  * Foreign Direct Investment  * Foreign Trade  * A Quantitative Analysis  * Summary  * Case study: Cultural influences on foreign trade  * PART XII: THE GREATER CHINA AREA: RETROSPECT AND PROSPECT * Historical Evolution  * Social and Economic Differences  * Complementary Conditions  * Cross-Straits Economic Relations  * Future Perspective  * Case study: Overseas Chinese economics  * Appendices  * Basic Conditions of the Ethnic Minorities  * A List of Major Reforms from 1978 to 2008  * Bibliography

Editorial Reviews

The first and second editions of this book were selected as the Best Book on Chinese Economy by Questia librarians of the United States and as of the Ten Best Books by the National Library of China."The world is watching the miraculous development of the Chinese economy with varied emotions: envy, hope, concern... The richness of the material and the clarity of the analysiswill certainly provide valuable information for those hoping to learn from the Chinese experience." -- from the Foreword by Lyn Squire, Founder and First President of Global Development Network "A useful reference for students and others wanting to learn about the Chinese economy... Recommended." —CHOICE