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Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy


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The primary aim of this series is to publish original, high quality, research-level work, by both new and established scholars in the West and East, on all aspects of the Chinese economy, including studies of business and economic history. Works of synthesis, reference books and edited collections will also be considered. Submissions from prospective authors are welcomed.

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Industrial Innovation in China The Factors Determining Success or Failure

Industrial Innovation in China: The Factors Determining Success or Failure

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Zhenyu Fu
September 28, 2021

This book, based on extensive original research, examines the factors which lead to successful innovation in Chinese industry. Considering in detail the large and important Chinese mining industry, it argues that innovation is key for success in all industries, not just new "tech" industries. It ...

China in the Asian Financial Crisis

China in the Asian Financial Crisis

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Peter Nolan
June 02, 2021

The widely held view of the Asian Financial Crisis is that it had no substantial impact on China. In fact, the country was far more vulnerable than most people realized, due to the high possibility of financial contagion entering the system from Hong Kong through Guangdong province. This book ...

How China Escaped Shock Therapy The Market Reform Debate

How China Escaped Shock Therapy: The Market Reform Debate

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Isabella M. Weber
May 27, 2021

China has become deeply integrated into the world economy. Yet, gradual marketization has facilitated the country’s rise without leading to its wholesale assimilation to global neoliberalism. This book uncovers the fierce contest about economic reforms that shaped China’s path. In the first ...

Finance and the Real Economy China and the West since the Asian Financial Crisis

Finance and the Real Economy: China and the West since the Asian Financial Crisis

1st Edition

By Peter Nolan
October 06, 2020

The different approach taken by China and the West towards finance and the real economy rests upon philosophical foundations that have diverged fundamentally since the Ancient World. Since the Asian Financial Crisis in 1997–98 a tremendous transformation has taken place in the financial systems in ...

China's Commercial Health Insurance

China's Commercial Health Insurance

1st Edition

By China Development Research Foundation
August 19, 2020

This book examines the financing of China’s health system, argues that present arrangements are not adequate and proposes an increased role for commercial health insurance as a way of overcoming the difficulties. Highlighting that China’s present social medical insurance system can only cover basic...

China's Sustainable Use of Natural Resources

China's Sustainable Use of Natural Resources

1st Edition

By China Development Research Foundation
May 06, 2020

This book examines China’s resource endowment and the country’s current exploitation and use of resources and analyzes the main challenges and potential opportunities facing the country. It then discusses how to improve the efficiency with which resources are used by taking a ‘full-life-cycle’ ...

China's Rural Areas Building a Moderately Prosperous Society

China's Rural Areas: Building a Moderately Prosperous Society

1st Edition

By China Development Research Foundation
December 12, 2019

The prosperity of China’s people has advanced very much in recent decades. However, in many respects China is still a developing country, and this is especially true of rural areas where economic progress has not been as marked as in urban areas and where many people still live in relative poverty....

Reforming China's Healthcare System

Reforming China's Healthcare System

1st Edition

By China Development Research Foundation
December 12, 2019

Although China’s new healthcare reform, launched in 2009, has achieved remarkable results in improving China’s medical and healthcare system, it is recognised that there is still room for further improvement. This is especially important as China’s population ages, the prevalence of chronic ...

The Political Economy of Banking Governance in China

The Political Economy of Banking Governance in China

1st Edition

By Xuming Yang
December 12, 2019

Chinese state banks, which were considered technically insolvent in the 1990s, are at present among the largest and most important banks in the world. This book, based on the author’s research and also on his extensive experience of working in Chinese banks, explores how Chinese banks’ technical ...

Eliminating Poverty Through Development in China

Eliminating Poverty Through Development in China

1st Edition

By China Development Research Foundation
May 15, 2009

In recent years China has achieved impressive economic growth, and also made remarkable progress in human development. However, contemporary China is still faced with the great challenge of widespread poverty. This not only constitutes a barrier against China’s pursuit of sustainable economic ...

Multinationals, Global Value Chains and Governance The Mechanics of Power in Inter-firm Relations

Multinationals, Global Value Chains and Governance: The Mechanics of Power in Inter-firm Relations

1st Edition

By Peter Hertenstein
August 22, 2019

This book uses the examples of local supply firms in China and Brazil and their connections to the global automotive industry to explore the nature of current global value chains. It argues that lead firms make use of product architecture to globalize their procurement and supply chain management ...

The Chinese Coal Industry An Economic History

The Chinese Coal Industry: An Economic History

1st Edition

By Elspeth Thomson
June 10, 2019

The coal industry has been and continues to be of critical importance for China's economic modernization. With its huge labour force, country-wide infrastructure, and vital strategic importance for the economy, the industry presents special problems for reformers, and epitomises the problems of ...

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