The Chinese Economy in Transition
From Plan to Market
The Chinese Economy in Transition provides an analysis of the economic reforms introduced under Deng Xiaoping. It attempts to answer the question: what was the economic system that the Chinese were trying to reform and what approach have they adopted to reform it?
Whilst the book focuses primarily on economic issues, it also explores the political and social environment and concentrates on three broad areas of the Chinese economy: agriculture, industry and macroeconomic management. Within these broad areas the focus is on two major themes: competition and cooperation, and central authority and regional autonomy.
This book will be of special interest to senior undergraduate and postgraduate economics students, academics and China analysts.
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`I am grateful for the fact that some of the insights I have always wanted to use in my teaching and research are finally available in this good work.' -- Yadong Luo, Asia Pacific Journal of Management `Liew's book makes interesting reading . . . The book can make a good text for a postgraduate course on the Chinese economy, as Liew has so intended.' -- John Wong, Pacific Affairs `For those who are teaching a course on the Chinese economy, this book is a useful starting point. Students who are steeped in mainstream economics and have not been extensively exposed to new and rapidly evolving fields in economics will find many of the ideas stimulating. The book may also be of interest to social scientists and China experts, who want to learn more about new lines of thinking in economics.' -- Kai-yuan Tsui, Asian-Pacific Economic Literature `. . . a collection of excellent essays arranged around a broad common theme. . . . the book is an impressive piece of scholarship. . . . the volume is well researched, the analytical content is high, and it is worth the effort to plough through the mathematics.' -- Kevin Bucknall, The China Journal `. . . readers interested in the problems of transitional economies will find this analysis particularly stimulating.' -- Benedetta Trivellato, World Affairs `This book is a notable addition to the literature on the contemporary Chinese economy.' -- Richard Wiltgen, Journal of Asian Business `The book has an intelligent discussion of both Chinese and Western economic studies and surveys of China, and an adequate bibliography and index. It is a pleasure to read.' -- Eduard B. Vermeer, Asia Pacific Business Review `The Study is supported by excellent data . . . . the book is a valuable contribution to the literature of reform in command economies and a useful resource for undergraduates, postgraduates and practitioners in the China market'. -- Robert Taylor, Asian Affairs