1st Edition

Industrial Development in Modern China
A Quantitative Analysis

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ISBN 9780367635138
December 29, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
264 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The book studies the process of economic and industrial development in the Republic of China (1912-1949), in the hope of shedding light on how China came to be a comparative economic laggard in the period, especially in comparison to Japan.
Backing up by a large amount of industrial statistical data gathered and rigorously analyzed by the author, the book stands out from previous research that has been limited to theoretical inferences and general judgments with scarce empirical evidence. So, far from being a pure historical review of China's industrial development, the book focuses on the internal logic of economic phenomena, especially the relationship among economic variables reflected in economic data, and carries out discussions within the framework of economic development theory. The author uses multivariate statistical analysis to draw comparisons between the industrial development of China and that of Japan, focusing on outbound investment and the importance of this for economic growth.
The book will appeal to academics and general readers interested in economic development and the modern economic history of East Asia, development economics, as well as industrial and technological history.

Table of Contents

1. Industry in the Second Decade of the 20th Century: Based on the Analysis of Statistics Table of Agriculture and Commerce  2. Industry in the Hinterland in 1933: Based on the Analysis of Industrial Survey Report of China  3. Industry in Northeast China in the 1930s: Analysis Based on Statistics of Factories in Manchuria  4. Industry in North China from 1939 to 1942: Analysis Based on North China Statistics of Factories  5. Industry in the Rear Area During the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression: Based on the Analysis of General Statistics of the Rear Industries: 1942  6. Industry in Cities: Nationwide, Shanghai, Tianjin, Wuhan  7. Mining Production during the Republic of China Period: Based on the Analysis of Mining Survey of China  8. Comparison of Industrial Development in China and Japan in the 1930s  9. Comparison and Summary

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Guan Quan is a Professor in the School of Economics at Renmin University of China.