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This comprehensive overview of the modern Chinese economy by a noted expert onChina's economic development offers a quality and breadth of coverage not found in any otherEnglish-language text. In The Chinese Economy, Barry Naughton provides both an engaging, broadlyfocused introduction to China's economy since 1949 and original insights based on his own extensiveresearch.This comprehensive overview of the modern Chinese economy by a noted expert onChina's economic development offers a quality and breadth of coverage not found in any otherEnglish-language text. In The Chinese Economy, Barry Naughton provides both an engaging, broadlyfocused introduction to China's economy since 1949 and original insights based on his own extensiveresearch. 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.Afterpresenting background material on the pre-1949 economy and the industrialization, reform, and markettransition that have taken place since, the book examines different aspects of the modern Chineseeconomy. It analyzes patterns of growth and development, including population growth and theone-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 ofenvironmental quality and the sustainability of growth.The text is notable also for placing China'seconomy in interesting comparative contexts, discussing it in relation to other transitional ordeveloping economies and to such advanced industrial countries as the United States and Japan. Itprovides both a broad historical and macro perspective as well as a focused examination of theactual workings of China's complex and dynamic economic development. Interest in the Chinese economywill only grow as China becomes an increasingly important player on the world's stage. This bookwill be the standard reference for understanding and teaching about the next economicsuperpower....

Title : The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth
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ISBN : 19911274
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Number of Pages : 544 Pages
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  • Matthew
    2019-05-08 21:57

    Somewhat dry but otherwise very good and useful reading. One major structural observation I found very useful was the division of CHina's reform into 2 stages -- from 1978 to 1993, a reform 'without losers', as Naughton calls it, and then 1993 to the present, a reform 'with losers'. On the reform, Naughton also notes how remarkable it is that China managed to transition its economy without the major macroeconomic disturbances or the widespread banditry observed in the disintegrated USSR -- he attributes this to the policy of maintaining the state's provision of critical industries/services, while opening up to markets on the margin, such that, as he describes, it started out a big chunk of centralised industry with a wee bit of market activity on the periphery, but as the market activity grew and the centalised part was slowly let go off, it gradually became a small island of centralised industry floating about in a wide sea of market activity. There is also good narrative discussion of the rural-urban divide -- not just the statistics but also of the policies and political history behind the divide -- and of the industrial and trade policy, and the evolution of the financial system. One thing I'd have liked to see more of is discussion of how much China remains a centralised economy dependent on top down policy guidance, despite all the market reforms and pricing infrastructure -- there is some recognition that the major industries remain SOE controlled, but there is not much input on how and why even areas like the property market, ostensibly freely market priced, are still extremely dependent on policy direction.

  • Ben Jaques-Leslie
    2019-04-23 22:57

    If you want a book on the the Chinese Economy, this is the one. Great in detail and well-organized. Written by one of my professors from grad school and we used it in his class. Honestly, class time wasn't very necessary after closely reading the book. My copy is well highlighted.

  • Eny Rebel
    2019-04-19 20:01

    Excellent overview and good detail of the Chinese economics and transition. Learnt a lot about China from this book

  • Dulguun
    2019-04-26 19:56

    one of the best researches made on chinese economy. well explained and analyzed.

  • Theresa Leone Davidson
    2019-05-07 00:07

    The Chinese Economy is a long, dry book that covers everything you could possibly want to know about the country's economy. There is background material on their economy before 1949, and the industrialization, reform, and market transitions that have taken place since. Writer Barry Naughton also discusses different aspects of the modern Chinese economy, and patterns of growth and development, including population growth and the one child family policy. Of particular interest, for me at least, was the information on international trade and foreign investment, particularly in the United States. I would imagine you would need to be really interested in the subject to enjoy the book, but if China's economy does interest you, then I would recommend this.

  • Yang Chu
    2019-04-29 21:10

    The first few chapters--background and history of the Chinese economy--were extraordinary and should be required reading for anyone doing anything related to China. Then the book got really dry and outdated, mostly repackaged literature reviews or journal articles, not very interesting unless you need specific data for further research. Still a good resource to keep on the shelf.

  • Daniel
    2019-04-21 22:00

    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.

  • Sirenalu
    2019-04-29 17:46

    This was the textbook used for a sinology course in uni. The chapters are clear structured and most of them were easy to read. Interesting for those who want to know about the history of chinas economic transition from pre-1978 till about 2005. Some chapters might be boring though.

  • Sigrid-marianella
    2019-05-11 21:02

    Great introduction to the Chinese Economy, its history and development prior to the financial crisis.

  • Chase
    2019-04-20 21:54

    Very good survey of China. I read it for a class taught by the author. I'd recommend it to anyone looking to understand China.

  • Stacey
    2019-04-23 18:05

    Excellent overview and good detail of the transition China has made over the last thirty years. I read most of this book for a class, and I look forward to reading the rest when I have time.

  • Fernando
    2019-04-22 22:00

    Great insight on china's history and actuality.