The Geography of Contemporary China The Impact of Deng Xiaoping's Decade
Deng Xiaoping's rule has seen fundamental economic change in China. This book considers the impact of these years on China's physical environment, as well as its people, industry, agriculture and trade. It also assesses the contribution of a decade of Chinese politics towards geopolitics. The book provides an introduction to Communist China, setting its spatial and environmental themes in the historical, political and economic framework so crucial to a proper understanding of this country and the fifth of the world's population it contains. It is particularly suited to courses on China, its geography and development strategy. After the bloody events of Tiananmen Square in June 1989 China's geopolitics will continue to hold the world's attention. With this in view the book also provides guides to further reading.
`The editors and the contributors have written an excellent and much-needed book ... lucid, readable and authoritative ..it will be welcomed by all those wishing to understand the often dramatic events that have been taking place in China over the past decade or so.' - Area
`..the volume...is exceptionally well presented...Most chapters not only provide a general review of the subject matter they also contain at least one specific case study and a guide to further reading.' - Pacific Review
`This publication fills a gap in the present geographical literature. It will be welcomed by many teachers and students, but also by the China specialists who want to have a general geographical setting for their research in political, social or economic problems.' - Development and Change
`This book is a readable introduction to the geography of Communist China...it should become a useful reference.' - The Professional Geographer
`...a book of considerable and lasting merit.' - Journal of the Royal Geographic Society
`The breadth of coverage and the detailed analysis of case studies make it likely to become a fixture on many reading lists...the editors have done an excellent job in producing a book which is both authoritative and readable.' - China Now