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The Political Economy of China's Provinces
Competitive and Comparative Advantage

ISBN 9780415207768
Published June 22, 1999 by Routledge
304 Pages

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Book Description

Traditionally, political scientists and economists have seen China as a single entity and business people have seen China as a single market. This book challenges the notion of a centralised and unified China, and outlines how provinces are taking on new economic and political roles, forced upon them by decentralisation.It is the most thorough data on contemporary Chinese provinces available and will be of great interest to researchers and graduate students of politics, economics and business as well as Asian studies.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Provinces in competition, Hans Hendrischke; Chapter 2 Selling Guizhou, TimOakes; Chapter 3 Shaanxi, Watson Andrew, Xueyi Yang, Jiao Jiao; Chapter 4 Uneven development:, J. Bruce Jacobs; Chapter 5 Hubei, Ling Yun Zhao; Chapter 6 Tianjin—quiet achiever?, Hendrischke Hans; Chapter 7 King Coal and Secretary Hu, David S.G.Goodman; Chapter 8 Jiangxi in reform The fear of exclusion and the search for a new identity, ChongyiFeng;

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Hans Hendrischke is Head of the Department of Chinese and Indonesian Studies at the University of New South Wales.
Feng Chongyi is Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies at the University of Technology, Sydney.


'The book ... is a source of rich information covering the specific circumstances of the province, the relationship between provinces and other regional divisions, and the economic interaction and competition between provinces. On the whole, this publication has made a positive contribution to understanding the political economy of China's provinces.' - Anja Lahtinen, Studia Orientalia, 2007