China's rapid rise to become the world's second largest economy has resulted in an unprecedented impact on the global system and an urgent need to understand the more about the newest economic superpower. The Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Economy is an advanced-level reference guide which surveys the current economic situation in China and its integration into the global economy. An internationally renowned line-up of scholars contribute chapters on the key components of the contemporary economy and their historical foundations. Topics covered include: * the history of the Chinese economy from ancient times onwards; * economic growth and development; * population, the labor market, income distribution, and poverty; * legal, political, and financial institutions; and * foreign trade and investments. Offering a cutting-edge overview of the Chinese economy, the Handbook is an invaluable resource for academics, researchers, economists, graduate, and undergraduate students studying this ever-evolving field.
Gregory C. Chow is Professor of Economics and Class of 1913 Professor of Political Economy, emeritus, at Princeton University, USA and has been on the Princeton faculty since 1970. Dwight H. Perkins is the Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, emeritus, at Harvard University, USA and has been on the Harvard faculty since 1963.
1. The Characteristic of China's Traditional Economy Lin Man-houng 2. The Late Qing Dynasty to the Early Republic of China: A Period of Great Institutional Transformation Kenneth Shunyuen Chan 3. The Centrally Planned Command Economy, 1949-1984 Dwight H. Perkins 4. China's Economic Reform: Processes, Issues and Prospects, 1978-2012 Wu Jinglian and Fan Shitao 5. Economic Growth and Development Justin Yifu Lin 6. Population in China: Changes and Future Perspectives Peng Xizhe 7. A Labor Market with Chinese Characteristics R. B. Freeman 8. The Chinese Savings Puzzles Jean-Pierre Laffargue and Eden S.H. Yu 9. Macroeconomic Management of the Chinese Economy Since the 1990s Yu Yongding 10. Trends in Income Inequality in China since the 1950s Carl Riskin 11. China's Agriculture: Past Failures, Present Successes and Enabling Policies Jikun Huang and Scott Rozelle 12. State and Non-State Enterprises in China's Economic Transition Ligang Song 13. Foreign Trade of China K.C. Fung and Sarah Y. Tong 14. China's Inbound and Outbound Foreign Direct Investment Yasheng Huang 15. Banking and Financial Institutions Gang Yi and Kai Guo 16. Law and the Economy in China Jacques deLisle 17. Political Mechanisms and Corruption Lynn White 18. Energy and Environmental Issues and Policy in China ZhongXiang Zhang 19. The Future of the Chinese Economy David Daokui Li