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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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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

Forthcoming

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 1997/8 a tremendous transformation has taken place in the financial systems in...

China's Commercial Health Insurance

China's Commercial Health Insurance

1st Edition

Forthcoming

China Development Research Foundation
July 28, 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 in the Asian Financial Crisis

China in the Asian Financial Crisis

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Peter Nolan
July 22, 2020

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...

China's Sustainable Use of Natural Resources

China's Sustainable Use of Natural Resources

1st Edition

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’...

Reforming China's Healthcare System

Reforming China's Healthcare System

1st Edition

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

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...

China's Rural Areas: Building a Moderately Prosperous Society

China's Rural Areas: Building a Moderately Prosperous Society

1st Edition

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....

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

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

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...

Governing the Commons in China

Governing the Commons in China

1st Edition

Yan Zhang
January 03, 2019

The idea of 'the commons' is a long-standing concept in the English-speaking world and in English law. A similar concept occurs in China. How different from or similar to the English idea of ‘the commons’ is the idea in China; and how is the concept applied? This book explores this important...

The Economic Cycle and the Growth of the Chinese Economy

The Economic Cycle and the Growth of the Chinese Economy

1st Edition

Li Jianwei
December 19, 2018

The nature of the economic cycle has been a long-standing problem for economists, given much attention by especially Malthus, Marx and Keynes. Key questions include: What are the causes of the economic cycle? Are the causes endogenous or exogenous? and Why is the economic cycle irregular?...

Wind Power in China: Ambiguous Winds of Change in China's Energy Market

Wind Power in China: Ambiguous Winds of Change in China's Energy Market

1st Edition

Julia Kirch Kirkegaard
November 20, 2018

Whilst China’s growing economy is widely regarded as being responsible for severe environmental degradation and a high reliance on energy from fossil fuels, China is emerging as a potential leader in new green energy technologies. Outlining the extraordinary growth in China’s wind power capacity...

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