The Chinese economy: transitions and growth
This comprehensive overview of the modern Chinese economy by a noted expert on China's economic development offers a quality and breadth of coverage not found in any other English-language text. In The Chinese Economy, Barry Naughton provides both an engaging, broadly focused introduction to China's economy since 1949 and original insights based on his own extensive research. The book will be an essential resource for students, teachers, scholars, business people, and policymakers. It is suitable for classroom use for undergraduate or graduate courses.
After presenting background material on the pre-1949 economy and the industrialization, reform, and market transition that have taken place since, the book examines different aspects of the modern Chinese economy. It analyzes patterns of growth and development, including population growth and the one-child family policy; the rural economy, including agriculture and rural industrialization; industrial and technological development in urban areas; international trade and foreign investment; macroeconomic trends and cycles and the financial system; and the largely unaddressed problems of environmental quality and the sustainability of growth.
The text is notable also for placing China's economy in interesting comparative contexts, discussing it in relation to other transitional or developing economies and to such advanced industrial countries as the U.S. and Japan. It provides both a broad historical and macro perspective as well as a focused examination of the actual workings of China's complex and dynamic economic development. Interest in the Chinese economy will only grow as China becomes an increasingly important player on the world's stage. This book will be the standard reference for understanding and teaching about the next economic superpower.
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Review: The Chinese Economy: Transitions and GrowthUser Review - Sigrid-marianella - Goodreads
Great introduction to the Chinese Economy, its history and development prior to the financial crisis. Read full review
Review: The Chinese Economy: Transitions and GrowthUser Review - Daniel - Goodreads
This is a great overview of China's economy. Particularly useful is the progression from basic and easy to understand topics to more technical chapters, such as finance. Because of this, it is suitable for both people with and without a background in economics. Read full review
LEGACIES AND SETTING rr
Big Push Industrialization and Policy
The UrbanRural Divide
PATTERNS OF GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Output Inputs and Technology
Township and Village Enterprises
THE URBAN ECONOMY
Industry Energy and Infrastructure
Technology Policy and the Knowledgebased Economy
CHINA AND THE WORLD ECONOMY
MACROECONOMICS AND FINANCE
Labor and Human Capital
Incomes Inequality and Poverty
THE RURAL ECONOMY