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Changing China

A Geographic Appraisal, 1st Edition

By Chiao-min "Jimmy" Hsieh, Max Lu


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Changing China: A Geographic Appraisal provides an up-to-date and detailed account of the giant country that is undergoing an unparalleled and historic transition from a centralized command economy to a market-based economy, and from a rural, agricultural society to an urban, industrial power. Contributions from a distinguished team of geo

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Changing Geographies of China -- Part 1 Economic Changes -- Land-Use Patterns and Land-Use Change -- Diminishing Cropland and Agricultural Outlook -- Agricultural Growth and Food Supply -- Agricultural Surplus Labor Transfer -- Policies and Spatial Changes of Industrial Development -- Changes in China's Space Economy Since the Reform -- Sustainable Development in the Yangtze Delta Area -- From Special Economic Zones to Special Technological Zones -- Foreign Direct Investment in the North China Coastal Region -- China in the Pacific Rim: Trade and Investment Links -- Part 2 Social Changes -- Changes in the Chinese Population: Demography, Distribution, and Policy -- Population Characteristics and Ethnic Diversity -- Internal Migration -- Gender Differences in Chinese Migration -- Engendering Industrialization in China Under Reform -- Growth and Management of Large Cities -- Suburbanization in Beijing -- Village Transformation in Taiwan and Fujian -- Part 3 Changes Along China's Periphery -- China's Changing Boundaries -- The Return of Hong Kong: Liabilities or Assets? -- Taiwan and Mainland China: Divided or United? -- The Geography and Political Economics of Inner Mongolia Beyond 2000 -- Xinjiang (Eastern Turkistan): Names, Regions, Landscapes, and Futures -- Province, Nation, and the Chinese Mega-State -- Afterword: China Enters the Twenty-First Century

About the Authors

Chiao-min Hsieh is Professor Emeritus of Geography at the University of Pittsburgh. He has been awarded the Fulbright Research Professorship three times and has been a Senior Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Max Lu is Associate Professor of Geography at Kansas State University. He received his Ph.D. from Indiana University. His research concerns population, regional development and the interface between population, resources, environment and development.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies