A Study on Globalizing Cities is the latest masterpiece by Zhou Zhenhua, a famous Chinese economist, who closely tracks the theoretical study of global cities and is actively engaged in the strategic research of Shanghai's development.With rich empirical data and an in-depth analysis, this book is of great theoretical and practical significance. Different from studies on global cities by renowned western scholars, this book extends its perspective to globalizing cities. It explores a unique development model for China's globalizing cities by adopting a creative angle of observation and analytical methods. By criticizing that the traditional global city theory derives the logic relations of global cities directly from globalization, Mr Zhou puts forward the concept of globalization city, which is introduced as a new intermediate explanatory variable. More importantly, this book emphasizes that the building of global cities is not only dependent on the distribution of urban space and urban economic development but also on comprehensive construction of multiple structures and functions of cities.
The Land, People, Culture and History; The Great Chinese Revolution; The Chinese Communist Party; The Political System; Reform and Opening; Social transformation and State-Society Relations; Elite Politics; List of Stories: Computer Assimulation of Finance Bureau Chief; Secretary Zhang Sells Water Melon; Son of Yellow Earth: the Story of Xi Jinping; Integrity at Retirement; "Administrative Achievement"; An Endless Street; The Tao of Careerism in the World of Officialdom; List of Thematic Essays: The Genesis of China's Post-Mao Market Economy; Political Impact of the Market; Power succession and Elite Politics; Industrial Relations Management as Development of the Developmental State; China in Search of a New Development Model; Status-quo Interest Groups Stall China's Reform.