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The China handbook
Hudson, Christopher.
Publication Information:
Chicago : Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, [1997]

Physical Description:
vii, 334 pages ; 26 cm.
The Maoist period, 1949-78 : mobilizational collectivism, primitive accumulation, and industrialization / Victor D. Lippit -- The Dengist period : the triumphs and crises of structural reform, 1979 to the present / Marc Blecher -- China and Hong Kong : the political economy of reunification / Suzanne Pepper -- Growing interdependence : economic relations between China and Taiwan / Elizabeth M. Freund -- China in East Asia : changing relations with Japan and Korea / Quansheng Zhao -- China and Southeast Asia in the 1990s : prospects for economic cooperation / Guangzhi Zhao -- Plan versus market : China's socialist market economy / Joseph Fewsmith -- China's urban industry / Chun Chang and Yijiang Wang -- The impact and prospects of rural enterprise / Michelle S. Mood -- The political consequences of China's agricultural reforms / Scott Wilson -- The private sector in China's economic reforms / Susan Young -- Financial reform at the crossroads / Paul Bowles -- Foreign trade reform and relations with international economic institutions / Jude Howell -- China's environment and natural resources / Vaclav Smil -- Law reform and China's emerging market economy / Pitman B. Potter -- Political fetters, commercial freedoms : restraint and excess in Chinese mass communications / Judy Polumbaum -- Population policy / Penny Kane -- Chinese labor in the reform era : changing fragmentation and new politics / Ching Kwan Lee -- Education and economic reform / Stanley Rosen -- China's social welfare reforms for a market economy : problems and prospects / Jane Duckett -- China's nationalities and nationality areas / Katherine Palmer.
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HC427.92 .C565243 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Choice Review

Readers wishing to get a handle on the Byzantine complexities of China's much debated rush toward economic development since the late 1970s would be well advised to consult this volume. Compressing the topic into four broad categories--history, regional context, political economy, and social overhead costs--the volume comprises 21 substantial articles by recognized authorities on contemporary China. Considering its production quality, consistent readability, and reasonable price, it is as close to a Baedeker guidebook as a general Western audience is apt to acquire these days. Commencing with obligatory historical analyses of the PRC under Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping, the book next examines China's rapid forging of closer links with Hong Kong, Taiwan, and wider East and Southeast Asian realms. The volume's largest segment zeroes in on macroeconomic issues--planning versus the market, urban-rural distinctions, public-private divergences--but (laudably) wrestles with an array of major financial, environmental, and legal dilemmas usually accorded scant attention in global media. The same can be said for concluding chapters on the PRC's often neglected social quandaries, including labor relations, demographic policy, educational reforms, and nationality and social welfare issues. Such comprehensiveness sets this work apart as a timely, sensitive assessment of perhaps the most rapid, unsettling, and portentous transformation in recent history. All levels. R. P. Gardella; United States Merchant Marine Academy