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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.

New and Published Books

21-30 of 66 results in Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy
  1. 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 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 29th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

Forthcoming Books

  1. US-China Relations in the Twenty-First Century: A Question of Trust
    By Michael Tai
    To Be Published May 11th 2015
  2. Catch-Up and Competitiveness in China: The Case of Large Firms in the Oil Industry
    By Jin Zhang
    To Be Published May 29th 2015

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