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1st Edition

Industrial Geography in Contemporary China

ISBN 9781032243832
Published May 20, 2022 by Routledge
644 Pages 307 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

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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.