This title provides an overall view of industrial geography in the context of contemporary China and investigates the development processes, research paradigms, and achievements of China’s industrial geography, with a particular focus on the post- reform period.
The first two chapters introduce the overall background of industrialization and evolving policies of industrial geography in contemporary China. Based on sweeping literature reviews, empirical data analysis, and case studies, the author then examines key aspects of industrial geography and geographical patterns, dynamics, and the impact of industrial development. The following topics are discussed in detail: the geographical distribution and agglomeration of industries; national industrial parks; urbanization and industrialization; regional evolution of industries and interregional networks; firms and industrial organizations; exports, foreign investment, and trade; labour migration; land supply; industrial innovation; environmental issues and regulations; and industrial planning.
In providing a full picture of the industrial geography of contemporary China, the title will be an essential reference for scholars and students studying economic geography, industrial geography, and the industrial and economic development of the People’s Republic of China.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Industrialization 3. Industrial Policies 4. Geography of Industries 5. Industrial Parks 6. Industrial Development in Cities 7. Industrial Dynamics 8. Regional Industrial Evolution 9. Corporate Geography 10. Foreign Investments 11. Labor Migration 12. Industrial Land 13. Geography of Innovation 14. Industrial Pollution 15. Outward Foreign Direct Investments 16. Industrial Exports 17. Industrial Planning
Canfei He is a professor of economic geography and the dean of the College of Urban and Environmental Sciences at Peking University, China. He specializes in the fields of industrial geography, evolutionary economic geography, environmental economic geography, and urban regional development.