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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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21-30 of 64 results in Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy
  1. 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 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 5th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 16th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 30th 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 13th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Globalisation, Transition and Development in China

    The Case of the Coal Industry

    By Rui Huaichuan

    Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

    Based on extensive original research, Globalisation, Transition and Development in China explains China's development strategy and its underlying forces, and the success of this strategy. It examines China's gradualist approach which emphasizes development first and regards transition and...

    Published September 12th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Economic Growth, Income Distribution and Poverty Reduction in Contemporary China

    By Shujie Yao

    Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

    China has experienced over a quarter century of rapid economic growth, which has had a phenomenal impact on the global economy. Entering into the twenty-first century implies that China has begun a new phase of economic and social development. Yao reviews the economic development history...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  8. China's Economic Relations with the West and Japan, 1949-1979

    Grain, Trade and Diplomacy

    By Chad Mitcham

    Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

    During the period 1949 to 1979, communist China was officially pursuing a policy of self-sufficiency, and the United States and its allies were officially implementing a trade embargo against communist China. However, this book, based on extensive original research, demonstrates that China was...

    Published July 13th 2012 by Routledge

  9. China's Post-Reform Economy - Achieving Harmony, Sustaining Growth

    Edited by Richard Sanders, Chen Yang

    Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

    China has enjoyed heroic growth rates in the last twenty five years of reform and transition, pulling more people out of poverty more quickly than at any other time in human history. Nonetheless these successes have had costs: today China is faced with increasing environmental difficulties and...

    Published May 15th 2012 by Routledge

  10. The Political Future of Hong Kong

    Democracy within communist China

    By Kit Poon

    Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

    On July 1st, 2007, Hong Kong celebrated the 10th anniversary of its return to the People’s Republic of China, but the past decade has been a bumpy ride for both the Hong Kong people and the central leaders in China. In fact, in 2003 Beijing had already succumbed to public pressure within the fairly...

    Published May 15th 2012 by Routledge