1st Edition

China in the Local and Global Economy History, Geography, Politics and Sustainability

    356 Pages
    by Routledge

    356 Pages 124 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The history of China dates back thousands of years, with periods of decline followed by periods of growth and innovation. This book puts the last 50 years – China's most recent period of growth – into perspective. It explores the changing national and international connections within China and between China and other parts of the world, and their importance for understanding the past, current, and future developments of the Chinese economy.

    The book brings together leading international contributors from China, Japan and Europe to consider the historical developments of these connections, the importance of natural and man-made connections for the Chinese economy, the role of institutions and policies for understanding the connections and their sustainability.

    This book will be of interest to scholars and researchers focusing on China, economics, geography or international trade.

    Contents  Preface  Part I Historical Connections  1 China as a Nation Bas van Leeuwen and Jan Luiten van Zanden  2 Changing Structure of the Chinese Economy Paulo José Regis  3 The Rise of China Shiwei Hu  Part II Geographical Connections  4 China and Geography Steven Brakman  5 Industrialisation, Urbanisation and Migration in China Charles van Marrewijk  6 International Trade and Supply Chains Nimesh Salike and Willem Thorbecke  Part III Policy Connections  7 Chinese Institutions Yanghua Huang  8 Macroeconomic Policies in the People's Republic of China Yang Chen, Ming He, and Simon Rudkin  9 Chinese Infrastructure Ming He and Yang Chen  Part IV Future Connections and Sustainability  10 Demography and Inequality in China Charles van Marrewijk  11 Sustainability in China Julia Swart  12 China’s Emerging Global Role Peter J. Morgan  Index


    Steven Brakman is Professor of International Economics at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

    Charles van Marrewijk is Professor of Economics at Utrecht University, the Netherlands.

    Peter J. Morgan is Senior Consultant for Research at the Asian Development Bank Institute, Japan.

    Nimesh Salike is Associate Professor of Economics at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China.