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China's Transition from Socialism : Statist Legacies and Market Reforms, 1980-1990 :  Statist Legacies and Market Reforms, 1980-1990 - Dorothy J. Solinger

China's Transition from Socialism : Statist Legacies and Market Reforms, 1980-1990

Statist Legacies and Market Reforms, 1980-1990

Paperback Published: 1993
ISBN: 9781563240683
Number Of Pages: 246
For Ages: 18 years old

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The essays in this volume address the industrial, commercial, urban and regional reforms of China's planned economy during the 1980s. The emphasis is on the dominating institutional and bureaucratic presence of the state even as it sought to loosen the pre-1979 vertically structured centralised command system and to introduce some market principles to stimulate economic activity. The essays fall into four categories: theoretical and policy discussions and debates at the central leadership level; reform of the urban economy and of inter-regional relations; industrial and commercial reforms; and the rise and position of the new entrepreneurial class. Many of the essays draw on interviews with Chinese economic officials in the Central China city of Wuhan and therefore this is the only study that uses local data on actual operations of reforms from a Chinese city; the other sources are the Chinese press and Chinese official and scholarly journals. In each of the categories there are pieces from different points in the chronological process of reform. This study begins with the first theoretical discussions among China's economists and top political leaders in the late 1970s and concludes with experiments with bankruptcy and stock markets in the late 1980s. The countervailing heavy presence of the state at both the policy and the practical levels throughout the reform decade is its unifying theme.

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 3
Policy Making and Policy Conflict Over Reformp. 11
Economic Reform Via Reformulation Where Do Rightist Ideas Come From?p. 13
The Fifth National People's Congress And the Process of Policy Making Reform, Readjustment, and the Oppositionp. 27
Experiments in the Urban State Economic Bureaucracyp. 63
Commercial Reform And State Control: Structural Changes In Chinese Trade, 1981-83p. 65
China's New Economic Policies And The Local Industrial Political Process The Case of Wuhanp. 82
Urban Reform and Relational Contracting In Post-Mao China: an Interpretation Of the Transition from Plan to Marketp. 107
Capitalist Measures with Chinese Characteristicsp. 126
Reforms in Restructuring Regionsp. 151
Uncertain Paternalism: Tensions In Recent Regional Restructuring in Chinap. 153
City, Province, and Region: the Case of Wuhanp. 172
The Place of the Central City In China's Economic Reform From Hierarchy to Network?p. 205
State Cadres and Urban Entrepreneursp. 223
The Petty Private Sector And The Three Lines in the Early 1980sp. 225
Urban Entrepreneurs and the State The Merger of State and Societyp. 256
Notesp. 271
Afterwordp. 275
Indexp. 281
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ISBN: 9781563240683
ISBN-10: 1563240688
Series: Studies of the East Asian Institute (M. E. Sharpe)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.4