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Cambridge Modern China Series : China in the World Market: Chinese Industry and International Sources of Reform in the Post-Mao Era - Thomas G. Moore

Cambridge Modern China Series

China in the World Market: Chinese Industry and International Sources of Reform in the Post-Mao Era

Paperback Published: 7th May 2002
ISBN: 9780521664424
Number Of Pages: 364

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In a book that reframes our thinking about the nature of China's reform and opening, Thomas Moore argues that the structuring impact of the international political economy represents one of the most theoretically important yet inadequately studied issues concerning change in post-Mao China. After carefully defining his conceptual framework, Moore presents detailed case studies of textiles and shipbuilding to examine the impact of varying degrees of economic openness in the world trading system on the reform, restructuring, and rationalization of Chinese industries. As the book amply demonstrates, the international environment most propitious for change in China's textile and shipbuilding industries during the 1980s and 1990s was one marked by moderate economic closure rather then the ideal-typic economic openness assumed by most observers. Moore also challenges popular notions of China's recent economic success by arguing that Beijing's ability to pursue strategic industrial policy is actually quite limited.

'... excellent ... innovative and persuasive ...'. Political Studies Review
"Moore addresses a critical question and provides an intriguing answer." Choice
"This excellent book deserves to be both read and pondered." The International History Review
"Moore's China in the World Market... will make [an] important contribution to the scholarship of China's open-door policy...will push the burgeoning field of Chinese political economists to be more conscious of the complex way that international structure constrains domestic actors in their policymaking." Perspectives on Politics
"The author...provides an informative window on China's economic reforms, viewed through detailed analysis of two highly successful sectors." Foreign Affairs

China as a latecomer in world industrial markets
The outside world as an impetus for change in China
Tailor to the world: China's emergence as a global power in textiles
Beating the system with industrial restructuring: China's response to the multifiber arrangement (MFA)
China looms large: reform and rationalization in the textile industry
Industrial change in the shadow of the MFA: the role of top-level strategy, mid-level intervention, and low-level demand in China's textile industry
Chinese shipbuilding: the modest origins of an emerging industrial giant
Dangerous currents: navigating boom and bust cycles in international shipbuilding
Chinese shipbuilding and global surplus capacity: making a virtue out of necessity
Market-oriented solutions for industrial adjustment: the changing pattern of state intervention in Chinese shipbuilding
Who did what to whom?: making sense of the reform process in China's shipbuilding industry
External shocks, state capacity, and national responses for economic adjustment: explaining industrial change in China
China in the contemporary international political economy
Appendix: contours of the research effort
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ISBN: 9780521664424
ISBN-10: 052166442X
Series: Cambridge Modern China Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 7th May 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.53