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The territories of the People's Republic of China
Boland-Crewe, Tara.
1. edition.
Publication Information:
London ; New York : Europa, [2002]

Physical Description:
ix, 277 pages : maps ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes indexes.
Format :


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DS777.55 .T47 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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A complete guide to the People's Republic of China.
This indispensable survey contains over 250 pages of well-researched, up-to-date, impartial data on the economy, geography and political situation to provide a complete picture of the area.
An introductory section contains invaluable background material on the country as a whole, including:
* Detailed essays on Economic Regionalism in the People's Republic of China and Governing China: Unity, Control, Decentralization and Global Integration
* A chronology of the country, from the period of the Zhou dynasty to the official campaign to impose stricter controls on the internet
* Statistics of major demographic and economic indicators
* Details of the national government.
Individual chapters on each of the provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities include:
* A map of the area, with geographical and historical information
* An economic survey presenting the latest available statistics on gross regional product, transport, agriculture, mining, industry, trade, foreign investment and employment
* A directory of the names and addresses of leading administrative and political officials.
The book has a full index, which includes a listing of alternative names for regions and capital cities.

Reviews 1

Choice Review

True to its title, this book offers detailed information on the geographic divisions of the People's Republic of China. It has three parts. The introduction consists of two essays, one on regionalism in China, the other on its governmental structure and institutions. This part also offers a chronology and statistics on areas, population, population density, urban population, GDP, inflation, and foreign direct investment in each region. The second part, the main section, describes the geographical location, climate, population, history, economic conditions, and political structure for each of the PRC's 22 provinces, six autonomous regions, four special municipalities, and two special administrative regions. The third part contains indexes and an appendix on Taiwan. This is an up-to-date handbook on the territories of the PRC. Summing Up: Recommended. All academic and public libraries. J. Cheng Southern Connecticut State University