Understanding the Chinese Economies

Other | August 29, 2012

byRongxing Guo, Rongxing Guo

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China's economic growth has been more robust in some regions than others.  In a country as large as China, examinations of regional differences can provide a viable way to learn about the economy as a whole.  Rongxing Guo provides a systematic introduction to the economies of China by describing their external and internal drivers and by placing them within geopolitical and even socio-cultural boundaries.  His pairings of case studies and empirical techniques reveal a rich, deep appreciation of the growth process and of interactions between key factors. This book delves more deeply into issues surrounding the economy than other books, offering a unique and important perspective that many will find useful.  Covering history and administrative structures, unique economic features, some domestic economic issues, and international economic engagement, it describes an often inaccessible perspective with nuances all students of China will find valuable

  • Introduces China’s regional economies, often overlooked in US and European texts within larger contexts of social and geopolitical concerns
  • Explains the reform process since 1978 in a comprehensive, non-technical, and accessible manner
  • Features case studies in each chapter

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China's economic growth has been more robust in some regions than others.  In a country as large as China, examinations of regional differences can provide a viable way to learn about the economy as a whole.  Rongxing Guo provides a systematic introduction to the economies of China by describing their external and internal drivers and ...

Rongxing Guo is Professor and Head of the Regional Economics Committee, Regional Science Association of China (RSAC), Peking University, Beijing. He has served with the OECD in Paris and at the Brookings Institute in Washington, DC. He has taught at the Australian National University, the China University of Mining and Technology, and ...

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Format:OtherDimensions:310 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:August 29, 2012Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123978289

ISBN - 13:9780123978288

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Table of Contents

    1 A Brief History of China

    2 Spatial and Administrative Divisions

    3 The Foundation of the Chinese Economy (I)

    4 The Foundation of the Chinese Economy (II)

    5 Political Economic Systems in Transition

    6 Understanding Chinese Economic Reform

    7 Economic Growth and Regional Differences

    8 Income Distribution and Social Justice

    9 Spatial Economics and Development Strategy

    10 Industrialization and Technological Progress

    11 International Economic Engagement

    12 The Greater China Area: Retrospect and Prospect