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Growing Out of the Plan : Chinese Economic Reform, 1978-1993 - Barry Naughton

Growing Out of the Plan

Chinese Economic Reform, 1978-1993

Hardcover Published: 30th June 1995
ISBN: 9780521470551
Number Of Pages: 392

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Growing Out of the Plan is a comprehensive study of China's economic reforms, from their beginnings at the end of 1978 through the completion of many of the initial reform measures during 1993. The book focuses on industry and macroeconomic policy, using these to describe reform strategy in its entirety. In addition to being a thorough and reliable guide to the specifics of Chinese economic reform, the book highlights the distinctive features of Chinese reforms that differentiate them from those in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. The author argues that the success of the reforms is not the result of carefully plotted strategy, although in hindsight the reforms seem to have added up to a coherent package. Perhaps most important in its connotations for other changing economies, the Chinese experience shows that gradual change of a command economy is feasible.

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"The Chinese reform process is a fascinating story, and Naughton tells the story well. Students of China will find the book interesting and valuable.' Samuel Ho, Pacific Affairs

The command economy and the China difference
Phase One. The Bird in the Cage, 1979-1983
Crisis and response: initial reorientation of the economy
State sector reforms
Growth of the non-state sector
Phase Two. Reforms Take Off, 1984-1988
Reformulation and debate: the turning point of 1984
The second phase of reform
Rapid growth and macroeconomic imbalance
Phase Three. To a Market Economy
The post-Tiananmen cycle of retrenchment and renewed reform
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ISBN: 9780521470551
ISBN-10: 0521470552
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 30th June 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.74