The Chinese State In The Era Of Economic Reform

Author by : Gordon White
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Description : An assessment of the impact of the post-Mao market-orientated reforms in China on the Chinese state and its relations with economy and society. It investigates the political and social consequences of an economic strategy which aims to introduce markets into a centrally-planned socialist economy.


The Entrepreneurial State In China

Author by : Jane Duckett
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Jane Duckett describes in detail new state business activities in China and explains why they have appeared. Using research on the northern city of Tianjin during the 1990s, she argues that individual departments, within the Chinese state, are involved in the market economy through the establishment of their own businesses. The book demonstrates that many of these businesses are genuinely entrepreneurial in the sense of profit-seeking, risk-taking and productive, rather than rent-seeking, speculative or profiteering. This entrepreneurialism is an important new dimension of state activity in China with implications for our understanding of the Chinese state. This book develops an alternative to the local government state model and emphasises instead the State's dynamic, entrepreneurial role in the process of economic reform.


State Market Interactions In China S Reform Era

Author by : Junmin Wang
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : China today has the largest communist political regime and one of the most dynamic, fastest-growing, and largest economies in the world. Using a case study of China’s tobacco industry, this book analyses how the Chinese government was able to cultivate big state-owned firms that have successfully embraced the global market. The success of the Chinese economy and the many state-owned firms within it have given rise to a "Beijing Consensus," challenging almost every principle enshrined in the so-called "Washington Consensus" that espouses private ownership, free markets, and democracy. By examining two important political processes in contemporary China, ‘local state competition’ and ‘global-market building’, the book argues that the first process serves as a crucial basis for the second. It illustrates how the local governments involved themselves in building and shaping the tobacco market throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and how these domestic market dynamics created conditions for China’s recent embrace of the international market. Offering an in-depth exploration of the political-economic processes in a key Chinese state industry, the book emphasizes that the key to understanding China’s political transition is to look at how the state has been shaped by its market-building projects both domestically and globally. It presents an important contribution to studies on Chinese Business and International Political Economy.


Growth Without Miracles

Author by : Ross Garnaut
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press on Demand
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Description : China's economic reform constitutes one of the most remarkable events of the second half of the 20th century. The volume offers 30 articles by prominent economists in the field of China studies to offer authoritative and through assessment and analyses of Chinas experience during the reform period.


China In The Post Deng Era

Author by : Yü-shuo Cheng
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Publisher by : Chinese University Press
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Description : Deng Xiaoping's death marked the end of an era in contemporary Chinese politics. The first generation revolutionary leaders have gone, and the third generation leaders are genuinely in power. At the same time, economic reforms since 1978 have now reached a plateau, and a new impetus is called for to maintain the momentum of economic growth. Reform of the state enterprises is a good example of the situation. It is therefore an appropriate time to review developments in China and discuss what needs to be done in the future. A team of experts has been gathered to complete this formidable task. They come from Australia, China, Hong Kong and the United States. Each author deals with a specific policy area, and his/her chapter will cover: (1) what has been achieved since 1978; (2) an evaluation of the policies and reforms so far with emphasis on what needs to be done in the future; (3) what the plans of Chinese leaders on further reforms and future changes are, and what the author's evaluation of such plans is; and (4) what the vision following Deng's death will be.


China S Economic Reform And Development During The 13th Five Year Plan Period

Author by : Gang Lin
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : "Five-Year Plans" have been a cornerstone of Chinese social and economic development initiatives since 1953. During the thirteenth of these periods between 2016 and 2020, the global economy has experienced instability after the financial crisis, as well as political and economic reconfiguration. Drawing on modern economic theory, this book comprehensively discusses China's economic development in this crucial phase. The book analyzes the international economic environment, and asks how China’s continued reform and opening-up can fit with the new era of economic globalization. It also presents the difficulties China faces in such fields as urbanization, the coordination of regional development and urban-rural integration, economic reform, and the reform of factor markets and state-owned enterprises. The book outlines many medium-term development rules along with key characteristics of China's economy, helping international readers fully understand likely future trajectories for the Chinese economy.


China In The Reform Era

Author by : Xiaowei Zang
Languange : en
Publisher by : Nova Science Pub Incorporated
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Description : More than twenty-one years have passed since Deng Xiaoping started economic reforms in 1978. Since then significant social changes have occurred in China. Despite the lack of major changes in its political system, China has experienced and sustained rapid economic growth and a profound transformation of social and economic institutions far beyond the initial scope of the reforms. Before 1978, China had no room for private business and different political opinions. The leadership of the Chinese Communist Party was in the hands of revolutionary veterans with little education. The centrally planned economy guaranteed state workers permanent employment and social security. The pattern of income distribution was characterised by egalitarianism. China in the Reform Era covers a wide spectrum of issues that have emerged in China in the 1990s, ranging from China's impetus for reforming state enterprises to the emergence of self-help organisations of people with disability in urban China.


The Economic Transformation Of China

Author by : Dwight H Perkins
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Publisher by : World Scientific
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Description : 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 Economic Reform And Development During The 13th Five Year Plan Period

Author by : Gang Lin
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : ""Five-Year Plans" have been a cornerstone of Chinese social and economic development initiatives since 1953. During the thirteenth of these periods between 2016 and 2020, the global economy has experienced instability after the financial crisis, as well as political and economic reconfiguration. Drawing on modern economic theory, this book comprehensively discusses China's economic development in this crucial phase. The book analyses the international economic environment, and asks how China's continued reform and opening-up can fit with the new era of economic globalization. It presents also the difficulties China faces in such fields as urbanization, the coordination of regional development and urban-rural integration, economic reform, and the reform of factor markets and state-owned enterprises. The book outlines many medium-term development rules along with key characteristics of China's economy, helping international readers fully understand likely future trajectories for the Chinese economy"--


Remaking The Chinese State

Author by : Chao Chien-min
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : After more than twenty years of economic and political reform, China is a vastly different country to that left by Mao. Almost all the characteristic policies and practices of the Maoist era have been abandoned, with the goals of revolution in foreign and domestic policy being replaced by an emphasis on economic modernization, accompanied by radical social transformation and an increasingly significant international role. Yet, despite these dramatic changes other fundamental features of China's policy remain unchanged. This book explores the strategies of reform in China and their implications for its domestic and foreign policies. It challenges the misconceptions that no political reforms are taking place and that China is eagerly embracing capitalism. It also challenges the view that China does not abide by international norms and practices on military and security matters. Its contributors, all highly respected scholars, avoid simple generalisations about the nature of China's politics or future path, instead offering comparisons and contrasts between policy areas and regions to create a more complete picture of this complex country.


Understanding The Uneven Growth Of Service Industries In China

Author by : Fan Fiona Yang
Languange : en
Publisher by : Open Dissertation Press
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Description : This dissertation, "Understanding the Uneven Growth of Service Industries in China: State, Market and the Changing Geography of Consulting Services" by Fan, Fiona, Yang, 楊帆, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. Abstract: Abstract of thesis entitled "Understanding the Uneven Growth of Service Industries in China: State, Market and the Changing Geography of Consulting Services" submitted by YANG Fan, Fiona for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Hong Kong in September 2006 China has experienced dramatic economic restructuring and urban transformation since 1978. Prior to the reforms, the Chinese economy was characterized by an overemphasis on industrial production at the expense of the service sector because service activities were regarded as 'unproductive'. The implementation of economic reforms and opening up to the outside world has ushered in new forces of marketization and globalization to facilitate a process of tertiarization. Since the 1980s, the service sector has undergone dramatic expansion to become a main source of output and employment generation for the Chinese urban economy. Existing literature on the service economy has been dominated by the discourses that construe the growth of service industries as a market-driven economic phenomenon. While the process of tertiarization has been well documented in western advanced economies, relatively little has been written about the nature and dynamics of service development in China after socialism. This study argues that existing theories on the growth of the service economy are inadequate to explain the forces underlying the growth of services in China where the state interacts with market forces in a distinct manner. The service sector has been identified by the Chinese state as a possible solution to the problems of unemployment in the post-reform era. A systematic analysis of the growth of service industries in the national economy suggests that economic tertiarization in China is a process shaped by the change in state-market relation. Market mechanism that used to be internalized by the socialist state has been significantly externalized by the post-reform regime. As a result, service industries have been growing dramatically over the past two decades. This thesis examines the growth and location of service industries in the Chinese context in a political economy perspective. After an analysis of the uneven growth of service industries in the national economy, consulting services in Beijing and Guangzhou are selected as cases for detailed investigation. The study reveals how state socialism under transition and the intrusion of globalization forces have affected the growth of service industries under different geographic and political situations. State-market relations have influenced the ways in which economic actors secure their access to resources and markets. In the case of Beijing, the central state forms an alliance with market forces, which has led to the concentration of service industries in the national capital. In contrast, state and market coexist almost independently in Guangzhou to affect the growth of consulting services. Service development in Guangzhou has benefited significantly from its commercial tradition and the upsurge of the Pearl River Delta. The uneven growth of service industries in the Chinese context has underscored the need to incorporate state-market relation into existing theorizations to shed light on the growth of services in the "socialist Third World."


Transforming The Chinese Economy

Author by : Fang Cai
Languange : en
Publisher by : BRILL
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Description : Transforming the Chinese Economy is a translated collection of articles providing a look at how scholars in China have been assessing their country's recent economic history. This volume, as well as the others in the SSRC series, provides Western scholars with an accessible, English-language look at the state of current Chinese scholarship, and as such, does not simply provide information for the direct study of economic issues, but also for meta-level analysis of the interplay of China's policy, scholarship, and economy. Specific topics include banking and finance, inequality of growth, and women's role in the workforce.


State Market And Bureau Contracting In Reform China

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Stanford University
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Description : Why and how has China succeeded as a developmental state despite a seemingly rents-ridden bureaucracy? Following conventional wisdom, "Weberian" bureaucracies are an institutional precondition for development, especially in interventionist states like China. However, my research finds that China's fast-growing economy has not been governed by a purely salaried civil service. Instead, Chinese bureaucracies still remain partially prebendal; at every level of government, each office systematically appropriates authority to generate income for itself. My study unravels the paradox of "developmentalism without Weberianness" by illuminating China's unique path of bureaucratic adaptation in the reform era -- labeled as bureau-contracting -- where contracting takes place within the state bureaucracy. In a bureau-contracting structure, the state at each level contracts the tasks of governance to its own bureaucracies, assigning them revenue-making privileges and property rights over income earned in exchange for services rendered. Contrasting previous emphases on the prevalence of illicit corruption in China, my study shows how and why bureaucracies in this context are actually authorized by the state to profit from public office. Specifically, I identify two factors that constrain arbitrary and excessively predatory behavior among Chinese bureaucracies: first, mechanisms of rents management, and second, the mediation of narrow departmental interests by local developmental incentives. In short, I argue that it is the combination of an incentive-compatible fiscal design and increasingly sophisticated instruments of oversight that have sustained an otherwise unorthodox structure of governance in China. In a phrase, bureau-contracting presents a high-powered but opportunistic alternative to the Weberian ideal-type. The Chinese experience suggests that "market-compatible" bureaucratic institutions need not necessarily conform to -- and may even diverge significantly -- from standard Western models, at least at early stages of development. My research draws on interviews with 165 cadres across different regions and governmental sectors, as well as statistical analysis of previously unavailable budget data.


Rural China Takes Off

Author by : Jean C. Oi
Languange : en
Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : In this incisive analysis of one of the most spectacular economic breakthroughs in the Deng era, Jean C. Oi shows how and why Chinese rural-based industry has become the fastest growing economic sector not just in China but in the world. Oi argues that decollectivization and fiscal decentralization provided party officials of the localities—counties, townships, and villages—with the incentives to act as entrepreneurs and to promote rural industrialization in many areas of the Chinese countryside. As a result, the corporatism practiced by local officials has become effective enough to challenge the centrality of the national state. Dealing not only with the political setting of rural industrial development, Oi's original and strongly argued study also makes a broader contribution to conceptualizations of corporatism in political theory. Oi writes provocatively about property rights and principal-agent relationships and shows the complex financial incentives that underpin and strengthen the growth in local state corporatism and shape its evolution. This book will be essential for those interested in Chinese politics, comparative politics, and communist and post-communist systems.


Manager Empowerment In China

Author by : Ray Yep
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Institutional changes in rural China caused by the economic reforms of the post-Mao era have led to a new pattern of state-society interaction in the rural polity. Central to this is the spectacular rise of a group of managerial elites. Contrary to economic predictors, this has been accompanied by the development of an interdependence between these managers and the state. This book provides an analysis of the new state-society relationship and demonstrates the complexity and fluidity involved in institutional development and market transformation.


Chinese Firms And The State In Transition Property Rights And Agency Problems In The Reform Era

Author by : Lily Xiao Hong Lee
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This title was first published in 1992: In this volume, Keun Lee has presented a throughly documented framework for understanding not only the progress and problems of China's past reform efforts, but also the measures which must be undertaken if future initiatives are to lead to more beneficial results. The book draws from the literature of socialist enterprise models and Western agency and property rights discourse and focuses on the evaluation of reform efforts in Chinese state enterprises.


Facing The Era Of Great Transformation

Author by : Wu Jinglian
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Nature
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Description : ​This book collects essays from Chinese economic sage who was the mastermind of the reform and opening and persistent champion of market-driven development. In the essays, he outlines his vision of the systemic reform needed for today's China, from rule of law to completion of the market system and reform of state-owned enterprises. Dr. Wu's thoughts are always of interest, but at this pivotal moment of Chinese economic recalibration, his views will be of more value than ever, to scholars, economists, journalists, and those in civil society.


Urban China In The New Era

Author by : Zhiming Cheng
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book aims to provide a scholarly account of recent understandings and reflections on some of the prevalent and emerging issues in urban and regional China, such as urbanization, inequality, hukou (household registration) reforms, labor relations, not-in-my-backyard protests and environmental governance. Presenting rich data analysis and case studies, these book chapters together utilize multidisciplinary approaches and contribute to the empirical and theoretical literature in development studies.


China 2 0

Author by : Marina Yue Zhang
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Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Marina Zhang addresses her topic with vigor and a touch of involved passion that is often missing from the clinical analyses that frequent the China business bookshelves. The impact of technology on china's development and the way it is so thoroughly informing China's economic and social transformation is a significant insight which Ms. Zhang's book explores in well-researched detail and through fresh eyes. China 2.0 is a cogent and worthwhile addition to any china businessman's or scholar's bookshelf. - Clinton Dines, Former CEO, BHP Billiton China There is no lack of opinions about china, and certainly there is much information. Those that succeed know how to find information that is factual, rich and that can serve as a guide. That is what china 2.0 does. It is a resourceful guide for anyone looking for success in china's booming economy. - Scott Kronick, President, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, Beijing Want to reach China's one billion consumers? then China 2.0 will be your indispensible guide to understanding this transforming giant, from leveraging Internet and Web 2.0 channels to working with China's emerging private capital markets. Don't venture into china without it! - Charlene Li, Partner, Altimeter Group, and Co-author of Groundswell A key question in china's evolution towards a fully modern economy is whether it can develop efficient and possibly new types of firm and new social institutions. This will depend heavily on how information comes to be handled. this pioneering book compellingly explores this highly significant new questions. - Gordon Redding, Professor of Asian Business, INSEAD, and Author of The Future of Chinese Capitalism The unique and compelling viewpoint offered by Marina Zhang on the changes in china, and the impact that new and emerging technologies are having in this transformation, makes China 2.0 a positive exception to the question of whether or not the world really needs another China business book. - Michael Ricks, CEO, Investor Growth capital Asia Limited and Former CEO, Ericsson China This book opens the lid on the new era that has begun inside China as it is transformed by the power of new technologies, led by Web 2.0. With insights that only an insider can bring, it deftly highlights the opportunities and challenges for business people, policymakers, researchers and students alike. If reading this book doesn't open your eyes, cause you to abandon old prejudices and lead you to redefine your responses to one of the most far-reaching developments in the world today, then nothing will! - Peter J. Williamson, Professor of International Management, Judge business School, University of Cambridge, and Author of Dragons at Your Door


The Advance Of The State In Contemporary China

Author by : Sarah Eaton
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Description : "Since the global financial crisis of 2008-2009, central-level, state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in China have extended their reach into the Chinese economy. Some have interpreted this development as a turning point in Chinese economic development; a decision for state capitalism and a stand against slow but steady marketization. In The Advance of the State in Contemporary China, Sarah Eaton suggests that the shift is a much slower-moving process and that this particular aspect of state sector reform can be seen to predate the financial crisis. She argues that the 'advance of the State' has in fact developed incrementally from an eclectic set of ideas regarding the political and economic significance of large and profitable state-controlled enterprise groups. Drawing from case studies of China's telecommunication services and airline reforms, this fascinating new study offers illuminating insight into China's much-vaunted, but poorly understood, brand of state capitalism"--


The Chinese Economy In Transition

Author by : Kang Chen
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Publisher by : NUS Press
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Description : "Will China be able to preserve the momentum of its economic reform in the post Deng Xiaoping era? Will her rising regionalism lead to internal chaos and warlordism? Is China's central government capable of acquiring the much needed policy instruments to maintain macroeconomic stability? This book seeks to answer these questions by adopting the Public Choice approach to analyse the complex ways in which China's political processes affect economic outcomes during its transition towards the market." "The author describes how macro-level policy initiatives affect the behaviour of micro-level actors such as households, enterprises, and localities, and how micro-level behaviour changes in large numbers become unorganised yet powerful collective actions, which in turn send strong signals to macro-level policy makers and thus change the state's policy orientations and result in new state-society relationships. The author argues that new incentives are thereby created and new interest groups are generated to sustain those changes and demand further reform, thus making the market transition an irreversible process."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


China In An Era Of Transition

Author by : R. Hasmath
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : Given the dominance of the Chinese state in so many aspects of society, this collection considers factors such as urbanization, the marginalization of social groups, the emergence of the business elites and the dissent of internet users, to resituate understanding of the social challenges facing China.


How Far Across The River

Author by : Nicholas Hope
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Publisher by : Stanford University Press
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Description : Gradual change has been a hallmark of the Chinese reform experience, and China's success in its sequential approach makes it unique among the former command economies. Since 1979, with the inception of the continuing era of reform, the Chinese economy has flourished. Growth has averaged nine percent a year, and China is now a trillion dollar economy. China has become a major trading power and the predominant target among developing countries for foreign direct investment. Despite all this, China remains poor and the reform process unfinished. This book takes its defining theme from Deng Xiaopeng's famous metaphor for gradual reform: “feeling the stones to cross the river.” How far has China progressed in fording the river? The experts who contributed to this volume tackle many aspects of that question, assessing Chinese progress in policy reform, priorities for further reform, and the research still needed to inform policymakers’ decisions.


Rethinking China S Provinces

Author by : John Fitzgerald
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This is the third volume in a series examining the political importance of China's provinces under reform. The present book provides a survey of provinces as echelons of the peoples Republic of China. It seeks to locate the province as an administrative level in the Chinese state, through an examination of history, economic, social and political developments of these units. By situating the province history, this volume identifies new developments in the territorial administration of the People's Republic over the reform era. It also charts the consequent emergence of the city as an intermediate unit, situated between the province and the country, and providing challenges to the hierarchy of the bureaucratic state. This book includes detailed analyses of Chongqing, Henan, Guangdong, Anhui, Yunnan and Heilongjiang. It contains extensively researched empirical data collected from these provinces, and user friendly maps of these regions.


China In The Era Of Deng Xiaoping A Decade Of Reform

Author by : M.Y.M. Kau
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This is a reference on the ten years (1978 to 1987) of Deng Xiaoping's power in China. It also offers the views of Sinologists of the time. The concluding section examines policy implications arising from Deng's rule for the four great East Asian powers.


How China Escaped Shock Therapy

Author by : Isabella M. Weber
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : China has become deeply integrated into the world economy. Yet, gradual marketization has facilitated the country’s rise without leading to its wholesale assimilation to global neoliberalism. This book uncovers the fierce contest about economic reforms that shaped China’s path. In the first post-Mao decade, China’s reformers were sharply divided. They agreed that China had to reform its economic system and move toward more marketization—but struggled over how to go about it. Should China destroy the core of the socialist system through shock therapy, or should it use the institutions of the planned economy as market creators? With hindsight, the historical record proves the high stakes behind the question: China embarked on an economic expansion commonly described as unprecedented in scope and pace, whereas Russia’s economy collapsed under shock therapy. Based on extensive research, including interviews with key Chinese and international participants and World Bank officials as well as insights gleaned from unpublished documents, the book charts the debate that ultimately enabled China to follow a path to gradual reindustrialization. Beyond shedding light on the crossroads of the 1980s, it reveals the intellectual foundations of state-market relations in reform-era China through a longue durée lens. Overall, the book delivers an original perspective on China’s economic model and its continuing contestations from within and from without.


Xinjiang And The Chinese State

Author by : Debasish Chaudhuri
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : This book focuses on the nature of ethno-national conflicts and impacts of ideological orientation of the Communist Party of China (CPC) towards the national question in the context of Han nationalism and political, economic and security policies towards Xinjiang. Violence in Xinjiang since the mid-1990s is projected as one of the major national security challenges for China, along with issues pertaining to Tibet and Taiwan. The author argues that the post-Mao reformist model may have been a beneficial economic and political innovation, but failed in dealing with regional conflicts and unrests arising out of the demands for independence, freedom, greater autonomy and assertion of democratic and civic rights. The book discusses Chinese nationalism and the construction of Uyghur national identity, consequences of economic modernisation in the region, ethnic conflicts and coercive measures, the security and social stability situation in Xinjiang, intensification of violence in Xinjiang under the new leadership, vision of the ‘Chinese dream’, key policies and programmes, post-riot fallouts and social contradictions manifest in discourses surrounding development, separatist violence, religious fundamentalism and international terrorism. With its in-depth, accessible and comprehensive analyses, this book will be a valuable addition to scholars and researchers of Chinese studies, politics and international relations, security and strategic studies, sociology, social anthropology and ethnic studies.


Dynamics Of Local Governance In China During The Reform Era

Author by : Tse-Kang Leng
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : Since the Chinese economic reform was realized in the early 1990s, a significant revolution has been launched socially, economically, and politically in China. At present, China is an indispensable actor in the international arena, so that the transitionsdomestically bring about substantial influence on the whole world. Dynamics of Local Governance in China during the Reform takes close look at China's current transformation and its broader implications. Through their thought-provoking essays, thecontributors to this volume dissect China's transformation by examining various topics in the field of contemporary China studies, such as rural industrialization, development of civic society, socio-economic transformation and local self-governance.