Developing China's West: A Critical Path to Balanced National Development

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Yue-man Yeung, Jianfa Shen
Chinese University Press, 2004 - Business & Economics - 604 pages
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From macro and micro perspectives, this book provides a panoramic view of China's sprawling western region. Through several critical thematic dimensions the twelve provincial units in China's west are examined. Combining an intimate knowledge of the region along with social science analytical tools, this book offers a comprehensive and wide-ranging stock of factual and analytical material. This information is invaluable for scholars, policymakers and investors in China and Asia.
 

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Contents

Macro Regional Perspectives
27
Changes Effects
81
Infrastructure and the New Economy
107
Education and Skill Training
133
Resource Mobilization
153
Urban and Regional Development
177
Population Distribution and Growth
213
Xinjiang
251
Qinghai
303
Ningxia
329
Shaanxi
351
Inner Mongolia
373
Sichuan
409
Yunnan
525
Tibet
549
Glossary
581

Gansu
277

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Yeung Yue-man is professor of geography and director of the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests are China's coastal cities, South China, globalization and Asian cities. He has published extensively, including Emerging World Cities in Pacific Asia (1996), Shanghai (1996), Globalization and the World of Large Cities (1998), Guangdong (1998) and Fujian (2000).

Shen Jianfa received his Ph.D. degree from the London School of Economics. He is an associate professor in the department of geography and resource management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests are spatial population modeling, migration analysis, and urban and regional development.

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