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The Political Economy of China's Provinces : Competitive and Comparative Advantage - Hans Hendrischke

The Political Economy of China's Provinces

Competitive and Comparative Advantage

By: Hans Hendrischke (Editor)

Paperback Published: 29th April 1999
ISBN: 9780415207768
Number Of Pages: 304

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"The Political Economy of China's Provinces" is the first book to use the concept of competitive advantage in the context of Chinese provincial studies. On the basis of seven case studies, it charts different provincial paths of economic and political development, and analyzes how individual provinces use their comparative and competitive advantages to formulate strategies in inter-provincial competition. This is a radical new approach which contests the idea that it is safe to regard what happens in one province as representative for the whole country. It is a companion volume to "China's Provinces in Reform, " edited by David Goodman (Routledge, 1997), and makes available the most thorough data on contemporary Chinese provinces.

'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

List of figuresp. vii
List of mapsp. viii
List of tablesp. ix
Prefacep. xi
List of abbreviationsp. xii
Provinces in competition: region, identity and cultural constructionp. 1
Selling Guizhou: cultural development in an era of marketisationp. 31
Shaanxi: the search for comparative advantagep. 73
Uneven development: prosperity and poverty in Jiangsup. 113
Hubei: rising abruptly over central China?p. 155
Tianjin--quiet achiever?p. 183
King Coal and Secretary Hu: Shanxi's third modernisationp. 211
Jiangxi in reform: the fear of exclusion and the search for a new identityp. 249
Indexp. 277
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ISBN: 9780415207768
ISBN-10: 0415207762
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 29th April 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.62  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1