China's Geography: Globalization and the Dynamics of Political, Economic, and Social Change / Edition 3

China's Geography: Globalization and the Dynamics of Political, Economic, and Social Change / Edition 3

ISBN-10:
1442252561
ISBN-13:
9781442252561
Pub. Date:
03/03/2016
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
ISBN-10:
1442252561
ISBN-13:
9781442252561
Pub. Date:
03/03/2016
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
China's Geography: Globalization and the Dynamics of Political, Economic, and Social Change / Edition 3

China's Geography: Globalization and the Dynamics of Political, Economic, and Social Change / Edition 3

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Overview

Despite China's obvious and growing importance on the world stage, it remains often and easily misunderstood. Perhaps this is due in part to the pace of the nation's remarkable rise and the many economic, political, and environmental problems that have accompanied its growth. Indeed, there are many Chinas, as this comprehensive survey of contemporary China vividly illustrates.

Now in a thoroughly revised and updated third edition that offers the only all-embracing geography of the reform era, this book traces the changes occurring in this powerful and ancient nation across both time and space. Beginning with China's diverse landscapes and environments, and continuing through its formative history and tumultuous recent past, the authors present contemporary China as a product of both internal and external forces of past and present. They consider past and present successes and difficulties, including environmental challenges, while placing China in its international context as a massive, still-developing nation that must meet the needs of its 1.4 billion citizens while becoming a major regional and global player. Through clear prose and140 insightful maps, tables, and photos, China's Geography illustrates and explains the great differences in economy, politics, and society found throughout China's many regions.

Full-color versions of all the maps, figures, and photographs in the book are available on the China's Geography website at http://chinadatacenter.org/chinageography, along with a number of additional maps and data sets that can be used for class exercises or as the basis for student research papers and presentations. The site also offers links to the authors' favorite YouTube videos, sources of statistical data on China, and an on-line mapping website.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442252561
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/03/2016
Series: Changing Regions in a Global Context: New Perspectives in Regional Geography Series
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Gregory Veeck is professor of geography at Western Michigan University. Clifton W. Pannell is professor emeritus of geography at the University of Georgia. Youqin Huang is associate professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University at Albany, SUNY. Shuming Bao is director of the China Data Center of the University of Michigan.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Tables
Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: Introduction: China's Path and Progress
Gregory Veeck and Clifton W. Pannell
Chapter 2: Physical Geographies: Landscapes of Diversity
Gregory Veeck and Clifton W. Pannell
Chapter 3: History: Ancient Roots and Binding Traditions
Gregory Veeck and Clifton W. Pannell
Chapter 4: Politics: The Central Kingdom in a Globalized World
Clifton W. Pannell and Gregory Veeck
Chapter 5: Cities: The Road to an Urban Revolution
Youqin Huang
Chapter 6: Population: Demographic Changes and Challenges
Shuming Bao
Chapter 7: Inequality: Rising Social, Economic, and Spatial Divides
Youqin Huang
Chapter 8: Economy: A Preface to China's Changing Economic Geography
Clifton W. Pannell and Gregory Veeck
Chapter 9: Agriculture: From Antiquity to Revolution to Reform
Gregory Veeck and Clifton W. Pannell
Chapter 10: Industry: Transition to the Factory of the World
Gregory Veeck and Clifton W. Pannell
Chapter 11: Trade and Transportation: New Pillars of Growth
Shuming Bao
Chapter 12: The Environment: Crises and Response
Gregory Veeck and Clifton W. Pannell
Chapter 13: Taiwan: An Enduring East Asian Miracle
Gregory Veeck and Clifton W. Pannell
Chapter 14: Hong Kong and Macau: Postcolonial Futures
Clifton W. Pannell and Gregory Veeck

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