The Inside Story of China's High-Tech Industry: Making Silicon Valley in Beijing

The Inside Story of China's High-Tech Industry: Making Silicon Valley in Beijing

by Yu Zhou
     
 

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About the Author:
Yu Zhou is associate professor in the Department of Earth Science and Geography at Vassar College

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About the Author:
Yu Zhou is associate professor in the Department of Earth Science and Geography at Vassar College

Editorial Reviews

September 2008 China Quarterly
The Inside Story of China's High-Tech Industry is a richly illuminating piece of scholarship that offers an interesting new perspective on the development of Beijing’s Zhongguancun high-technology district and the implications of Zhongguancun’s path for China’s future technological and economic development. . . . Zhou impressively captures much of the policy, structural and even geographic change that has occurred in Zhongguancun over the past three decades. . . . Valuable and impressive.
July 2009 China Journal
This book is the ultimate guideline for researchers interested in ZGC and the dynamic technological development of China in general.
The China Quarterly
The Inside Story of China's High-Tech Industry is a richly illuminating piece of scholarship that offers an interesting new perspective on the development of Beijing’s Zhongguancun high-technology district and the implications of Zhongguancun’s path for China’s future technological and economic development. . . . Zhou impressively captures much of the policy, structural and even geographic change that has occurred in Zhongguancun over the past three decades. . . . Valuable and impressive.
Regional Studies
The most comprehensive and readable account of the development of the Zhongguancun (ZGC) high-technology area in Beijing to date. . . . It is by far the most informative and rich history of ZGC, and the combination of English and Chinese sources makes the evidence highly convincing. . . . A must-read.
Eurasian Geography and Economics
A landmark contribution to China’s understudied R&D. This outstanding work represents some of the finest recent scholarship in Chinese urban and regional studies, which hopefully will lead to more case studies of individual industrial parks. I recommend it enthusiastically to those who are interested in science and technology development in Chinese cities.
Economic Geography - Peilei Fan
Anyone who is interested in high-technology industrialization, regional innovation systems, development of domestic companies, and high-technology multinational companies in China should read this well-researched book. Overall, Zhou successfully presents a comprehensive account of the evolution of ZGC. The book is well-written and easy to read. Zhou's personal experience as a Beijing native and her intense interaction with the interviewees truly provides an insider's view.
The China Journal
This book is the ultimate guideline for researchers interested in ZGC and the dynamic technological development of China in general.
Jici Wang
The development process of Zhongguancun is an amazing story. Every researcher and student on China who has not surveyed Zhongguancun ought to read The Inside Story of China's High-Tech Industry. I know of no other place where these crucial issues are explained as clearly and logically as they are in this book.
Richard P. Suttmeier
An informed and very readable account of the growth of 'China's Silicon Valley.' As debates about China's capacity for technological innovation unfold, the arguments presented here will get increased attention. A fine primer for explorations into China's high-tech future.
Eric Sheppard
This detailed study of the emergence of China's principal high-tech industrial cluster, demonstrating how it is shaped by both local and national processes and global high-tech networks, draws important conclusions about the conditions of possibility for technological dynamism and industrial evolution in the global periphery. It demonstrates that indigenous firms can out-compete TNCs in local and regional markets, that they can work with the resources and knowledge base of TNCs and established clusters, and that a developmental state can make a difference, particularly in a nation with a large and distinctive domestic market. In short, this book is essential reading for those seeking to understand the dynamics of and possibilities for industrial development in the former third world.
Adam Segal
Most of the stories about China's technology industry are completely contradictory: China will either soon become a technology superpower or is unlikely to escape from its dependence on Western technology. By focusing on emerging Chinese companies and their interaction with multinational technology firms, Yu Zhou bridges these two competing views, bringing a much needed clarity to a rapidly changing market. Filled with the details that can only be gleaned from in-depth field work, The Inside Story of China's High-Tech Industry is a valuable contribution to the debate about China's technological future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742555792
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/24/2007
Series:
Asia/Pacific/Perspectives Series
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.44(h) x 0.74(d)

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Yu Zhou is associate professor in the Department of Earth Science and Geography at Vassar College.

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