The Way to a Great Country: A Macroscopic View on Chinese Population in the 21st Century, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Way to a Great Country

A Macroscopic View on Chinese Population in the 21st Century, 1st Edition

By Tian Xueyuan


584 pages | 25 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2019-06-14
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Population is the most influential factor in social development and economic growth, especially in China. The author makes macro illustration about main issues on China’s population and development in the 21st century and advises on facing the population development challenges toward a sustainable future development pattern. The book explores issues such as relation between the change of population and consumption, how the age of working population affects economic structure and transition when above or below the Lewis Turning Point, the impact of population aging on growth speed and pension system, how to remove the urban-rural dual structure, reform the exam-oriented education and balance relation between population, resource, environment and sustainable growth.

The discussions on population-consumption relations, labour-economy relations, urbanization and rural-urban relations and beyond provide insightful judgment and prospects on China’s future development. This book is helpful for international audience to better understand China’s population and development challenges and strategies.

Table of Contents


List of figures *

List of tables *

Introduction *

Chapter 1 The Population Trend: From Increases to Decreases *

Chapter 2 Economic New Normal Meets Post-Demographic Transition *

Chapter 3 The Acceleration Trend in Population Aging *

Chapter 4 The Urbanization Trend in the Migrant Agrarian Population *

Chapter 5 The Slow-Decrease Trend in the Sex Ratio at Birth *

Chapter 6 The Comprehensive-Improvement Trend in the Health of the Population *

Chapter 7 The Stepwise-Loosening Trend in the Fertility Policies *

Chapter 8 The Development Trend in the Ecologic Civilization *

Index *

About the Author

the former director of CASS (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences) Institute of Population, CASS member, research fellow, PhD supervisor, expert entitled to Special Allowances Issued by the State Council; he has been awarded with such honors as National Prize for Science and Technology, China Award for Population Studies, the Five-one Project, National Book Award; also, he has been conferred the honorary titles such as the IBC “World-class Scholar” and ABI “Celebrities in World History”.

About the Series

China Perspectives

The China Perspectives series focuses on translating and publishing works by leading Chinese scholars, writing about both global topics and China-related themes. It covers Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Media and Psychology, as well as many interdisciplinary themes.

This is the first time that any of these books have been translated into English for international readers. The series aims to put forward a Chinese perspective, give insights into cutting-edge academic thinking in China, and inspire researchers globally.


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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General