HOME > Detail View

Detail View

China's economy : what everyone needs to know / 2nd ed

China's economy : what everyone needs to know / 2nd ed

Material type
단행본
Personal Author
Kroeber, Arthur R., author.
Title Statement
China's economy : what everyone needs to know / Arthur R. Kroeber.
판사항
2nd ed.
Publication, Distribution, etc
New York, NY :   Oxford University Press,   c2020.  
Physical Medium
xvi, 434 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Series Statement
What everyone needs to know
ISBN
9780190946470 (hardback) 9780190946463 (paperback) 9780190946494 (epub)
요약
"This book is an effort to explain how China's economy got to where it is today, where it might be headed in the coming years, and what China's rise means for the rest of the world. It is intended to be useful to the general reader, who has an intelligent interest in China and its global impact but not necessarily a specialized background in either China or economics. Since the first edition was published in 2016 China's relevance to the world has increased dramatically, thanks to the more assertive foreign policy of president Xi Jinping and the move by the United States under the Trump Administration to treat China as a geopolitical rival. Because of its sheer size, the growing tensions with the United States, and the gulf in basic values between China and the international system it increasingly seeks to influence, understanding modern China's origins and trajectory is more important than ever. An economy is a complicated organism, which does not easily lend itself to description by narrative, as one might tell the story of a person's life. It is more like a jigsaw puzzle-to be precise, a three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle, in which the shapes of the pieces keep changing. Rather than a fixed structure like a molecule, a skyscraper, or a mathematical equation, an economy is a set of fairly solid institutions and fairly fluid arrangements created by people to enable them to get the goods and services that they want. The nature of these institutions and arrangements is largely determined by the political bargains made among the important groups in a society. As the composition, relative power, and interests of these groups change over time, so do the economic arrangements. In other words, considerations of political practicality usually trump those of economic efficiency. For economic policymakers, this means that they must make do with second- or third-best versions of their ideal recipes. For analysts, it means that describing an economy is more of a historical art than a natural science. To the extent it is a science, it is more physiology than physics"--
Content Notes
Why China matters -- History, geography, and population -- Overview: China's political economy -- Agriculture, land, and the rural economy -- Industry and the rise of the export economy -- Urbanization and infrastructure -- The enterprise system -- The fiscal system and central-local government relations -- The financial system -- Energy and the environment -- Demographics and the labor market -- The emerging consumer economy -- The social compact: inequality and corruption -- Changing the growth model -- Conclusion: China and the world.
Bibliography, Etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Added Entry-Topical Term
Economic development --China.
Subject Added Entry-Geographic Name
China --Economic policy --2000-.
000 00000cam u2200205 a 4500
001 000046099961
005 20211207132936
008 211203s2020 nyua b 001 0 eng
010 ▼a 2020007946
020 ▼a 9780190946470 (hardback)
020 ▼a 9780190946463 (paperback)
020 ▼a 9780190946494 (epub)
035 ▼a (KERIS)REF000019263500
040 ▼a DLC ▼b eng ▼e rda ▼c DLC ▼d 211009
042 ▼a pcc
043 ▼a a-cc---
050 0 0 ▼a HC427.95 ▼b .K76 2020
082 0 0 ▼a 330.951 ▼2 23
084 ▼a 330.951 ▼2 DDCK
090 ▼a 330.951 ▼b K93c2
100 1 ▼a Kroeber, Arthur R., ▼e author.
245 1 0 ▼a China's economy : ▼b what everyone needs to know / ▼c Arthur R. Kroeber.
250 ▼a 2nd ed.
260 ▼a New York, NY : ▼b Oxford University Press, ▼c c2020.
264 1 ▼a New York, NY : ▼b Oxford University Press, ▼c [2020]
300 ▼a xvi, 434 p. : ▼b ill. ; ▼c 21 cm.
336 ▼a text ▼b txt ▼2 rdacontent
337 ▼a unmediated ▼b n ▼2 rdamedia
338 ▼a volume ▼b nc ▼2 rdacarrier
490 1 ▼a What everyone needs to know
504 ▼a Includes bibliographical references and index.
505 0 ▼a Why China matters -- History, geography, and population -- Overview: China's political economy -- Agriculture, land, and the rural economy -- Industry and the rise of the export economy -- Urbanization and infrastructure -- The enterprise system -- The fiscal system and central-local government relations -- The financial system -- Energy and the environment -- Demographics and the labor market -- The emerging consumer economy -- The social compact: inequality and corruption -- Changing the growth model -- Conclusion: China and the world.
520 ▼a "This book is an effort to explain how China's economy got to where it is today, where it might be headed in the coming years, and what China's rise means for the rest of the world. It is intended to be useful to the general reader, who has an intelligent interest in China and its global impact but not necessarily a specialized background in either China or economics. Since the first edition was published in 2016 China's relevance to the world has increased dramatically, thanks to the more assertive foreign policy of president Xi Jinping and the move by the United States under the Trump Administration to treat China as a geopolitical rival. Because of its sheer size, the growing tensions with the United States, and the gulf in basic values between China and the international system it increasingly seeks to influence, understanding modern China's origins and trajectory is more important than ever. An economy is a complicated organism, which does not easily lend itself to description by narrative, as one might tell the story of a person's life. It is more like a jigsaw puzzle-to be precise, a three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle, in which the shapes of the pieces keep changing. Rather than a fixed structure like a molecule, a skyscraper, or a mathematical equation, an economy is a set of fairly solid institutions and fairly fluid arrangements created by people to enable them to get the goods and services that they want. The nature of these institutions and arrangements is largely determined by the political bargains made among the important groups in a society. As the composition, relative power, and interests of these groups change over time, so do the economic arrangements. In other words, considerations of political practicality usually trump those of economic efficiency. For economic policymakers, this means that they must make do with second- or third-best versions of their ideal recipes. For analysts, it means that describing an economy is more of a historical art than a natural science. To the extent it is a science, it is more physiology than physics"-- ▼c Provided by publisher.
650 0 ▼a Economic development ▼z China.
651 0 ▼a China ▼x Economic policy ▼y 2000-.
651 0 ▼a China ▼x Economic conditions ▼y 2000-.
830 0 ▼a What everyone needs to know.
945 ▼a KLPA

Holdings Information

No. Location Call Number Accession No. Availability Due Date Make a Reservation Service
No. 1 Location Main Library/Western Books/ Call Number 330.951 K93c2 Accession No. 111855414 Availability Available Due Date Make a Reservation Service B M

Contents information

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments

1. Why China Matters
2. Population, Geography, and History
3. China''s Political Economy
4. Agriculture, Land, and the Rural Economy
5. Industry, Exports, and Technology
6. Urbanization and Infrastructure
7. The Enterprise System
8. The Government Finance System
9. The Financial System
10. Energy and the Environment
11. Demographics and the Labor Market
12. The Emerging Consumer Economy
13. The Social Compact
14. Changing the Growth Model
15. China and the World: Is Conflict Inevitable?

For Further Reading
Notes
Index

New Arrivals Books in Related Fields

Thaler, Richard H. (2021)
Boudreaux, Donald J (2021)
김인규 (2021)
성태경 (2022)
강문성 (2021)
Mankiw, N. Gregory (2021)
MacKinnon, Danny (2021)
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (2021)