The Economic Transformation of China

Author: Dwight H Perkins
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814612391
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The Economic Transformation of China is a collection of essays written by an eminent observer of the Chinese economy. The book covers the Chinese transformation beginning in the 1950s and continuing through the second decade of the twenty-first century. It includes an analysis of the forces that held China back before 1949, the nature of the economy as it operated under the Soviet model of development, and the transformation since 1978 into a “socialist market economy.” The essays of the post-1978 era reflect the author's view of the state of the reform effort at the time the essay was written and carries the story up to the 2012–2013 slowdown in economic growth. Contents:IntroductionThe Historical Foundation:History, Politics and 30 Years of Development and ReformGovernment as an Obstacle to Industrialization: The Case of 19th Century ChinaCentral Planning and Collective Agriculture, 1955–1978:Centralization and Decentralization in Mainland China's Agriculture, 1949–1962Industrial Planning and ManagementChina's Economic Policy and PerformanceChina's Economic Reforms, 1978–2013:Reforming China's Economic SystemChina's “Gradual” Approach to Market ReformsThe Challenges of China's GrowthThe Future:Forecasting China's Economic Growth to 2025China's Investment and GDP Growth Boom: When and How Will It End? Readership: Graduate students and researchers interested in Chinese Studies and Asian economies. Key Features:Covers the economic transformation of China from 1950s until nowForecasts China's economic growth in the next 25 yearsHighly informative, timely and insightful resource for researchers interested in Chinese economic history Keywords:Chinese Economy;Economic Reform;Central Planning;Markets;State Enterprises;Rural Development

China s Great Economic Transformation

Author: Loren Brandt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139470949
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This landmark study provides an integrated analysis of China's unexpected economic boom of the past three decades. The authors combine deep China expertise with broad disciplinary knowledge to explain China's remarkable combination of high-speed growth and deeply flawed institutions. Their work exposes the mechanisms underpinning the origin and expansion of China's great boom. Penetrating studies track the rise of Chinese capabilities in manufacturing and in research and development. The editors probe both achievements and weaknesses across many sectors, including China's fiscal, legal, and financial institutions. The book shows how an intricate minuet combining China's political system with sectorial development, globalization, resource transfers across geographic and economic space, and partial system reform delivered an astonishing and unprecedented growth spurt.

Energy Environment and Economic Transformation in China

Author: Shiyi Chen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780415509534
Format: PDF
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China has achieved rapid economic growth since the market-oriented reform in 1978 and became the second largest economy in the world in 2010. However, the growth model in China is still extensive in nature and may be characterized with high energy consumption and heavy environmental pollutions etc. In fact, China has successively become the largest carbon emitter since 2007 and the largest energy consumer since 2009 in the world. This book endeavors to analyze whether such energy driven and environment restricted economic growth can be sustainable in China in the long run. The book describes the basic situations of energy consumption and environmental pollution in China from the dimensions of industries, regions and energy-types. It also introduces the evolution of energy and environmental policies implemented in China. In particular, this book makes use of the environmental activity analysis model to assess the sustainable transformation of economic model in Chinese industries and regions. This model captures the negative externalities of pollutants and estimates the environmental total factor productivity accurately. The possibilities of win-win development and double dividend are also forecasted. This book proposes new methods to measure the environmental total factor productivity, evaluate the process of low carbon transformation, quantify the structural bonus, estimate the abating cost and forecast the win-win development and so on. Researchers may find these methodologies useful for measuring other pollutants and for analysis in other countries.

China and Globalization

Author: Doug Guthrie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136327444
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Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2009! In its quarter-century-long shift from communism to capitalism, China has transformed itself from a desperately poor nation into a country with one of the fastest-growing and largest economies in the world. Doug Guthrie examines the reforms driving the economic genesis in this compact and highly readable introduction to contemporary China. He highlights the social, cultural and political factors fostering this revolutionary change and interweaves a broad structural analysis with a consideration of social changes at the micro and macro levels. In this new, revised edition author Guthrie updates his story on modern China and provides the latest authoritative data and examples from current events to chart where this dynamically changing society is headed and what the likely consequences for the rest of the world will be.

Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China

Author: Ezra F. Vogel
Publisher: Belknap Press
ISBN: 9780674725867
Format: PDF
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No one in the twentieth century had a greater impact on world history than Deng Xiaoping. And no scholar is better qualified than Ezra Vogel to disentangle the contradictions embodied in the life and legacy of China's boldest strategist-the pragmatic, disciplined force behind China's radical economic, technological, and social transformation.

Women of China

Author: J. West
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 033398384X
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This wide-ranging and interdisciplinary collection brings together scholars from China and the West to examine the many dimensions of debate around gender issues in contemporary China. The experiences of women in education, employment, marriage and the family, in rural and urban areas are analysed and assessed.

China s Emerging Middle Class

Author: Cheng Li
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815704054
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Decades ago, there was no distinct middle class in the People's Republic of China. Any meaningful discussion of China's economy, politics, or society must take into account the rapid emergence and explosive growth of the Chinese middle class. This book details the origins and characteristics of this dramatic change.

China s Economic Transformation

Author: Jeffrey J. Schott
Publisher: Peterson Institute for International Economics
ISBN: 0881327093
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China's efforts to transition from an economy driven by investment and exports to one based on private consumption and services are roiling global markets. Its problems are compounded by an economic slowdown, rising debt levels, languishing real estate market, and lagging productivity growth. In these essays, scholars from the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) recommend a number of reforms for Chinese leaders to consider, including steps to further open up its capital account and develop its financial markets. This collection of papers is part of a series of interactions and discussions between PIIE and the China Finance 40 (CF40) Forum, which began in 2012. The papers are intended to illuminate the challenges facing China as it engages increasingly with the global economy and builds on its phenomenal economic success of the past three decades.