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Title:
The state of China atlas
Author:
Benewick, Robert.
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Publication Information:
London ; New York : Penguin, 1999.
Physical Description:
128 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780140514582
Format :
Book

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Summary

The latest addition to the acclaimed series, this one-of-a-kind visual survey captures the current state of the awakening superpower in the East -- China. Full-color maps and distinctive graphics offer accessible, incisive information about this emergent international player. For centuries the world's most populous country, China now has the fastest growing economy, which threatens to surpass the United States. The profound changes occurring in China are illustrated in this atlas, along with some clashes of priorities: between population growth and the one-child family; human rights and political stability; energy needs and the environment.


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Unlike most atlases, this one has been designed as a visual guide to the world's most populous nation and fastest growing economy. Key economic, political, and social indicators in China are illustrated by full-color maps and graphics. The accompanying text identifies and analyzes current issues such as demography, national minorities, energy, telecommunications, and the environment. The material presented is concise but adequate with a high degree of accuracy. The selected bibliography cites primary and secondary sources. This handsome and handy book, printed and bound in China, is modestly priced and will be an excellent addition to the reference collections of both public and academic libraries. W. S. Wong; University of California, Irvine


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 9
Part 1 Demographicsp. 12
1 Populationp. 14
2 Urbanizationp. 16
3 The Gender Gapp. 18
4 National Minoritiesp. 20
Part 2 The Economyp. 22
5 Equality and Inequalityp. 24
6 Employmentp. 26
7 Agriculturep. 28
8 Industryp. 30
9 Servicesp. 32
10 Trafficp. 34
11 Energyp. 36
12 Investmentp. 38
13 Tradep. 40
14 Greater Chinap. 42
Part 3 The Party Statep. 44
15 The Chinese Communist Partyp. 46
16 Governmentp. 48
17 The People's Liberation Armyp. 50
18 Military Powerp. 52
19 Beijing and Shanghaip. 54
20 The Center and The Provincesp. 56
21 Rule by Lawp. 58
22 State Versus Citizenp. 60
Part 4 Societyp. 62
23 Feeding Chinap. 64
24 Householdsp. 66
25 Educationp. 68
26 Healthp. 70
27 Tobaccop. 72
28 Welfarep. 74
29 Religionp. 76
30 Telecommunicationsp. 78
31 Mediap. 80
Part 5 The Environmentp. 82
32 Air Pollutionp. 84
33 Waterp. 86
34 Biodiversityp. 88
Part 6 China in Transitionp. 90
35 Unfinished Businessp. 92
Province Tablep. 94
World Tablep. 102
Commentary on the mapsp. 106
Select Bibliographyp. 126
Indexp. 127