The China Handbook

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The Regional Handbooks of Economic Development series provides accessible overviews of countries within their larger domestic and international contexts, focusing on the relations among regions as they meet the challenges of the twenty first century.

The series allows the non-specialist student to explore a wide range of complex factors-social and political as well as economic-that affect the growth of developing regions in Asia, Europe, and ...
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Overview

The Regional Handbooks of Economic Development series provides accessible overviews of countries within their larger domestic and international contexts, focusing on the relations among regions as they meet the challenges of the twenty first century.

The series allows the non-specialist student to explore a wide range of complex factors-social and political as well as economic-that affect the growth of developing regions in Asia, Europe, and South America. Each Handbook provides an overview chapter discussing the region's economic conditions within an historical and political context, as well as 20 or more chapter-length essays written by recognized experts, which analyze the key issues affecting a region's economy: its population, natural resources, foreign trade, labor problems, and economic inequalities, and other vital factors.
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Inaugurates a series designed to be accessible to academic and lay readers. Overviews China's economic development in the second half of the 20th century, emphasizing the period since 1978, referred to as the Reform Period. Explores key economic programs and policies, the handling of important trade and investment relations with neighboring countries, and social and human dimensions. Supported by a chronology, a glossary without pronunciation, biographical sketches, an outline of government structures, and an annotated bibliography. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

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1 The Maoist Period, 1949-78: Mobilizational Collectivism, Primitive Accumulation, and Industrialization 1
2 The Dengist Period: The Triumphs and Crises of Structural Reform, 1979 to the Present 19
3 China and Hong Kong: The Political Economy of Reunification 41
4 Growing Interdependence: Economic Relations Between China and Taiwan 59
5 China in East Asia: Changing Relations with Japan and Korea 69
6 China and Southeast Asia in the 1990s: Prospects for Economic Cooperation 81
7 Plan Versus Market: China's Socialist Market Economy 97
8 China's Urban Industry 109
9 The Impact and Prospects of Rural Enterprise 122
10 The Political Consequences of China's Agricultural Reforms 137
11 The Private Sector in China's Economic Reforms 150
12 Financial Reform at the Crossroads 162
13 Foreign Trade Reform and Relations with International Economic Institutions 173
14 China's Environment and Natural Resources 188
15 Law Reform and China's Emerging Market Economy 198
16 Political Fetters, Commercial Freedoms: Restraint and Excess in Chinese Mass Communications 211
17 Population Policy 229
18 Chinese Labor in the Reform Era: Changing Fragmentation and New Politics 237
19 Education and Economic Reform 250
20 China's Social Welfare Reforms for a Market Economy: Problems and Prospects 262
21 China's Nationalities and Nationality Areas 276
Chronology 289
Glossary 304
Personalities 313
Government Structures 318
Bibliography 319
Index 333
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