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Economic Transition and People's Livelihood

    434 Pages
    by Routledge

    434 Pages
    by Routledge

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    China has experienced radical economical and societal change since the reform process was initiated in 1978. These changes have brought about significant income discrepancy between regions, social classes, and generations and greatly impacted on various aspects of people’s livelihood.
    This set is a collection of twenty-five papers by Zhao Renwei, the former director of the Institute of Economics of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. In the first volume, the author examines the imbalance in income distribution in the Chinese society from a socio-economic perspective and uses a myriad of examples to support his arguments. In the second volume, he discusses his views on the relationship between planning and the market in China and examines the changes in economic systems of the past decades using examples and economic models.

    The book will appeal to students and scholars who are interested in the social and economic reform in China.

    1. Some trends of change of personal income distribution of laborers 2. Two Contrasting Phenomena in Current Income Distribution 3. Some Special Phenomena of Income Distribution in China's Transformation Period 4. Residents' Income Distribution in China: in Cities, Rural Areas and Regions 5. Widening of Chinese Residents' Income Gap and Cause 6. Context of the Income Gap among Chinese Residents 7. Building the Taxation Concept of "No Progress Means Retrogression" 8. Study of Property Distribution of Chinese Residents 9. Income Distribution, Property Distribution and Gradual Reform—In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the publication "Comparative Economic & Social Systems" 10. Significance of Attaching Importance to Residents' Property and Their Income 11. Focusing on Vertical Imbalance in Income Distribution

    I: Planning and Market. 1. On the Relationship between Planning and Market in A Socialist Economy 2. Several Issues on the Relationship between Planning and Market 3. Socialist Planned Economy and Market Mechanism 4. A Review of the Discussion about China's Planning and Market Issues 5. Several Difficulties Encountered in China’s Market Oriented Reform II: Transformations of Economic system and development. 6. Target Model of China’s Economic System Reform 7. Dual Systems during Economic Reform in China 8. Reflection On the "Bashanlun Cruise Meeting" in 1985 9. China’s Economic System in Reform—Retrospect of Economic Reform in the Past Decade 10. Retrospect and Outlook of China’s Economic Reform over the Past Two Decades—characteristics, experience & lessons and challenges 11. Brief Thoughts on China’s Economic Reform over the Past 30 Years 12. A Summary of Positive Exploration of Provincial Economic Transition—A Book Review of System Changes and Development Trajectory of Zhejiang Province written by Fang Minsheng and others 13. Problems for Medium and Long Term Development Plans to Draw on International Experience—Interpreting Medium and Long Term Development and Transformation of the Chinese Economy: An International Perspective and Suggestions 14. Viewing


    Zhao Renwei, member of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), president of Cairncross Economic Research Foundation, former director of Institute of Economics CASS and former chief editor of Economic Research Journal. He was also used to be a visiting scholar in St. Antony's College of Oxford University, Columbia University, University of California (UCR), University of Duisburg and All Souls College, Oxford since the 1980s. He has won the 1st, 2nd snd 6th Sun Yefang Fiscal Science Award.