Reform and Development in China: What Can China Offer the Developing World by Yang YaoReform and Development in China: What Can China Offer the Developing World by Yang Yao

Reform and Development in China: What Can China Offer the Developing World

EditorYang Yao, Ho-mou Wu

Hardcover | September 27, 2010

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Between 1978 and 2006, GDP growth in China maintained an annual average rate of 9.7%, meaning the Chinese economy increased by more than twelve times. This was achieved with quite unorthodox approaches to reform and development as China has adopted a gradualist approach to adopting key institutions, as well as modifying and experimenting with traditional recipes for economic growth.


This collection brings together key researchers in the field from Asia, US, Europe and Australia to discuss how China has managed to push forward reforms in the face of political resistance, how the Chinese economy has maintained growth within an imperfect institutionalist environment and how the Chinese government remains effective when it relinquishes its power to the market. Specific emphasis is paid to the relevance of China's experiences to other developing countries. This valuable contribution to the study of China's economy covers a wide range of topics, including the historical foundations of the 30 years of reform, law and development in China, foreign direct investment, poverty reduction, market integration, income distribution, social protection, as well as demographics and population.


Reform and Development in Chinafinds both unique elements to the Chinese experience and elements which can be applied to other developing countries. In particular, China's gradualism in economic reform, strong leadership, and emphasis on inclusive development are singled out to be potentially transferable to other developing countries. This collection will be of interest to postgraduate students and researchers as well as practitioners in development economics.

Yang YaoandHu-Mou Wuare Professors of Economics at the China Centre for Economic Research at the University of Peking in Beijing, China.
Title:Reform and Development in China: What Can China Offer the Developing WorldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:September 27, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415559480

ISBN - 13:9780415559485


Table of Contents

1. IntroductionYang Yao and Ho-Mou WuPart 1: History and International Comparisons2. China's Economic Emergence: Possible Lessons for Large Developing NationsDavid Daokui Li3. History, Politics and 30 Years of Development and ReformDwight Perkins4. Chinese Reforms in Historical and Comparative PerspectivePrasenjit Duara5. Thirty Years of Chinese Reform and Economic Growth: Challenges and How It Has Changed World DevelopmentRoss GarnautPart 2: Sectoral Development6. Economic Growth and Income Inequality in China over 30 Years of ReformsShujie Yao7. Policy Reforms of Labor Mobility and Urbanization in Transition ChinaFang Cai8. Market integration across regionsMary-Francoise Renard9. The Evolution of Chinese Entrepreneurial Firms: Township-Village Enterprises RevisitedChenggang Xu and Xiaobo Zhang10. The Relationship between Law and Economic Growth in ChinaLinda Yueh11. Thirty Years of Catch-up in China: A Comparison with KoreaKuen Lee12. China's Income Inequality at the Provincial Level: Trends, Drivers, and ImpactsTun Lin, Juzhong Zhuang, and Damaris Yarcia13. The Great Transformation: The Double Movement in ChinaShaoguang WangPart 3: The Political Economy of the Chinese Experience14. The Disinterested Government: An Interpretation of China's Economic GrowthYang Yao15. Is China's Development Success Transferable?Thomas Rawski16. China's Contribution to the Field of Economics: A Laboratory for Induced Institutional ChangeGary Jefferson