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China and Globalization

The Social, Economic and Political Transformation of Chinese Society, 3rd Edition

By Doug Guthrie

Routledge – 2012 – 344 pages

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Description

Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2009!

In its quarter-century-long shift from communism to capitalism, China has transformed itself from a desperately poor nation into a country with one of the fastest-growing and largest economies in the world. Doug Guthrie examines the reforms driving the economic genesis in this compact and highly readable introduction to contemporary China. He highlights the social, cultural and political factors fostering this revolutionary change and interweaves a broad structural analysis with a consideration of social changes at the micro and macro levels.

In this new, revised edition author Guthrie updates his story on modern China and provides the latest authoritative data and examples from current events to chart where this dynamically changing society is headed and what the likely consequences for the rest of the world will be.

Reviews

'As an updating of the author's well-received 2006 study, this book continues to carry weight. It is easily one of the most comprehensive, incisive, and readily intelligible introductions to the numerous perplexities of economic, social, and governmental changes in post-Mao China…Given his willingness to confront central issues in China's modernization head on, Guthrie's work remains a superior guidebook to that historic process. Essential.'Choice, April 2009

Contents

1. The Economies of Radical Change in China 2. Setting the Stage: A Primer to the Study of China's Economic Reforms 3. Economic Development in China 4. Changing Social Institutions 5. Changing Life Chances 6. Economic Reform and the Rule of Law 7. Prospects for Democracy 8. China's Integration into the Global Economy: Communism, Capitalism, and Human Rights

Author Bio

Doug Guthrie is Dean of the School of Business at The George Washington University.

Name: China and Globalization: The Social, Economic and Political Transformation of Chinese Society, 3rd Edition (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Doug Guthrie. Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2009! In its quarter-century-long shift from communism to capitalism, China has transformed itself from a desperately poor nation into a country with one of the fastest-growing and largest economies in the world. Doug...
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