China's Great Economic Transformation (Google eBook)

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Loren Brandt, Thomas G. Rawski
Cambridge University Press, Apr 14, 2008 - Business & Economics - 928 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

ONE
1
TWO
27
China and selected countries 1980 except
32
54
33
THREE
68
2006i
82
2006
86
FOUR
91
Other
445
THIRTEEN
467
FOURTEEN
506
111 024
513
Loans to
521
Outstanding
524
Foreign
534
0
536

FIVE
136
Reallocations to Children
151
SIX
167
SEVEN
215
TOTAL
226
Table 76 Educational attainment of the population ages 2534 by
235
EIGHT
250
x
271
NINE
286
TEN
337
2d
346
ELEVEN
375
Table 111 A Timeline of legal developments 19782004
381
Table 111 continued
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Comment
384
Table 111 continued
386
TWELVE
429
Balance
538
FIFTEEN
569
Low Concentration
579
Figure 153 Examples of industry characteristics
581
2005
588
Table 154 Chinas 1995 output and exports of textiles and
590
2006
606
SIXTEEN
633
SEVENTEEN
683
Jiangsu
715
Figure 179 State share GFCF 19781994 vs size of the
716
Zhejiang
718
EIGHTEEN
729
thedevelopmentofruralareasHoweveraconsiderableamountofinequalityexists
761
NINETEEN
776
GDP share
796
Table 1912 Countylevel cities and access to provincial capitals
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About the author (2008)

Loren Brandt is Professor of Economics at the University of Toronto, where he has been since 1987. Previously, he was at the Hoover Institution. Professor Brandt has published widely on China in leading economic journals, and been involved in extensive household and enterprise survey work in China. He is the author of Commercialization and Agricultural Development: Central and Eastern China, 1870–1937, and was an area editor for the five-volume Oxford Dictionary of Economic History.

Thomas G. Rawski is Professor of Economics and History and UCIS Research Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. His work covers many dimensions of China's development and modern economic history and includes Economic Growth and Employment in China, China's Transition to Industrialism, Economic Growth in Prewar China, Chinese History in Economic Perspective, Economics and the Historian, and China's Rise and the Balance of Influence in Asia.