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The Chinese Economic Reforms

1st Edition

Edited by Stephan Feuchtwang, Athar Hussain


382 pages

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This book, first published in 1983, examines the significant economic reforms undergone by China following the death of Mao and the downfall of the Gang of Four. It looks at Chinese economists’ conceptions of the necessity for change and compares China’s reforms with similar ones carried out by the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. There is a detailed analysis of the different sectors of the economy which shows how the reforms were carried out in practice.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Debates and Comparisons 1. Chinese Economic Debates after Mao and the Crisis of Official Marxism Soren Clausen 2. The Shanghai School and its Rejection Peer Moller Christensen 3. Economic Reforms in Eastern Europe and their Relevance to China Athar Hussain 4. Japan and China Craig Littler Part 2. The Reforms in Practice 5. China’s New Agricultural Revolution Jack Gray and Maisie Gray 6. China’s System of Industrial Economic Planning Paul Hare 7. Enterprise Management – Moves Towards Democracy? Martin Lockett 8. Urban Employment and Labour Allocation Policies Gordon White 9. Foreign Investment and Trade: Origins of the Modernization Policy Terry Cannon

About the Editors

Professor Stephan Feuchtwang has been engaged in research on popular religion and politics in mainland China and Taiwan since 1966, resulting in a number of publications on charisma, place, temples and festivals, and civil society. He has also been engaged in a comparative project exploring the theme of the recognition of catastrophic loss, including the loss of archive and recall, which in Chinese cosmology and possibly elsewhere is pre-figured in the category of ghosts.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: China Under Mao

This 13-volume collection of previously out-of-print titles reissues some key works in the study of Mao Zedong’s huge influence on China – its politics, economics and development into the power that it is today. Foreign policy, the Cultural Revolution, the fate of opponents, Chinese Marxist thought – all are covered here, and more, in this essential reference resource.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies