Perceiving Truth and Ceasing Doubts: What Can We Learn from 40 Years of China’s Reform and Opening-Up?, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Perceiving Truth and Ceasing Doubts

What Can We Learn from 40 Years of China’s Reform and Opening-Up?, 1st Edition

By Cai Fang


264 pages

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Hardback: 9780367859084
pub: 2020-02-06
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China has experienced tremendous developmental success since its reform and opening up policy in 1978. What have contributed to China’s high-speed economic growth? What lessons can be learnt from China’s successful case? What might be the challenges that China would face on its path to a high-income country? These are some critical questions this book addresses.

Based on the facts and economic logic, this book briefly narrates the history of China’s successful development in the past 40 years and explains why the China's reform and opening-up has boosted the high-speed growth of its economy. Recognizing the change in the stage of economic development, the author reveals the emerging challenges facing China when transitioning from middle-income country to high-income country. He proposes that the country should transit from the demographic dividend to reform dividend to sustain the long-term development.

With its scholarly analysis and plain language, this book would not only attract scholars and students in economics and China studies, but also readers interested in the development of Chinese economy.

Table of Contents

1. Changes of Reform from Thirty Years to Forty Years. 2. Development is an Unyielding Principle. 3. Reform Is the Fundamental Driving Force. 4. Globalization and Chinese Factor. 5. Development Stages and Turning Point. 6. Engine for Sustainable Growth. 7. Beyond the Demographic Dividend. 8. Achieving Balanced Development. 9. Redefinition of Government Functions. 10. Embracing the Great Rejuvenation

About the Author

Cai Fang is Professor, Vice President and Party Group Member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Academician at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

About the Series

China Perspectives

The China Perspectives series focuses on translating and publishing works by leading Chinese scholars, writing about both global topics and China-related themes. It covers Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Media and Psychology, as well as many interdisciplinary themes.

This is the first time that any of these books have been translated into English for international readers. The series aims to put forward a Chinese perspective, give insights into cutting-edge academic thinking in China, and inspire researchers globally.


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory