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Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

Series Editor: Peter Nolan

The primary aim of this series is to publish original, high quality, research-level work, by both new and established scholars in the West and East, on all aspects of the Chinese economy, including studies of business and economic history. Works of synthesis, reference books and edited collections will also be considered. Submissions from prospective authors are welcomed.

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11-20 of 64 results in Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy
  1. The East Asian Computer Chip War

    By Ming-chin Monique Chu

    Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

    The semiconductor industry is a vital industry for military establishments worldwide, and the control of, or loss of control of, this key industry has enormous strategic implications. This book focuses on the globalization of the strategic semiconductor industry and the security ramifications of...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Chinese Firms, Global Firms

    Industrial Policy in the Age of Globalization

    By Peter Nolan

    Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

    China has achieved remarkable, sustained economic growth under the policies of ‘reform and opening up’ put into place since the late 1970s. China’s industrial policies have nurtured a large group of firms with high profits and a high market capitalisation. However, few people in the West can name a...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Political Economy of the Chinese Coal Industry

    Black Gold and Blood-Stained Coal

    By Tim Wright

    Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

    Coal mining is one of China’s largest industries, and provides an excellent case study through which to consider the broader issues of China’s transition from socialism to capitalism, focussing on the shift to a market economy, the rise of rural industry and the situation of China’s working class....

    Published September 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  4. China's Development Challenges

    Economic Vulnerability and Public Sector Reform

    By Richard Schiere

    Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

    This book argues that a major potential source of social tension in transition and developing countries is not poverty as such, but vulnerability: that is, the risk of becoming poor. It demonstrates how in China many of the recent reforms to the public sector, such as decentralisation from central...

    Published July 28th 2013 by Routledge

  5. China's Development and Harmonization

    Towards a Balance with Nature, Society and the International Community

    Edited by Bin Wu, Shujie Yao, Jian Chen

    Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

    The concept of ‘harmonization’ has become very popular in China, with the Chinese government increasingly applying the term ‘harmonious society’ to internal affairs and the term ‘harmonious world’ to international relationships. Harmonization as both an end and a means of China’s development is...

    Published April 10th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Informal Institutions and Rural Development in China

    By Biliang Hu

    Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

    Providing an account of the role of informal institutions in Chinese rural development, this book, based on a decade of fieldwork of village life in the Chinese countryside, puts forth a distinctive argument on a very important topic in Chinese economic and social affairs. Focusing in particular on...

    Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge

  7. Globalization, Competition and Growth in China

    Edited by Jian Chen, Shujie Yao

    Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

    Presenting original work and new thinking on a wide range of important issues, the book explores the current state of globalization, competition and growth in China. China has produced an economic miracle since the late 1970s in its transition from a planned to a market economy. This...

    Published March 4th 2013 by Routledge

  8. China's New Urbanization Strategy

    By China Development Research Foundation

    Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

    Urbanization is one of the major challenges facing China. Of China’s 1.3 billion people, around half still live in rural areas. There has been huge migration from rural areas to cities in recent years, a trend that is likely to continue strong for some time. The strains that this vast migration...

    Published January 15th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Unemployment, Inequality and Poverty in Urban China

    Edited by Hiroshi Sato, Shi Li

    Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

    Although the Chinese economy is growing at a very high rate, there are massive social dislocations arising as a result of economic restructuring. Though the scale of the problem is huge, very few studies have examined the changes in income inequality in the late 1990s due to a lack of data on...

    Published November 29th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Global Big Business and the Chinese Brewing Industry

    By Yuantao Guo

    Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

    From the 1970s to the 1990s, China implemented a wide array of industrial policies to build up indigenous big business groups in their attempts to ‘catch-up’ with the industries of the developed world. With its entry into the WTO, China is under huge pressure to pursue the market-friendly policies...

    Published September 12th 2012 by Routledge