This is a selection of resources on Sichuan available from the NLB catalogue or the Internet and is not meant to be an exhaustive list.
NLB print and digital resources
Impact of high-speed rail on intercity travel behavior change: The evidence from the Chengdu-Chongqing Passenger Dedicated Line
This research paper discusses how the Chengdu-Chongqing (Chengyu) Passenger Dedicated Line (PDL) has altered the travel patterns between Chengdu and Chongqing, ultimately strengthening the economic link between the two municipalities.
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This cookbook features over 200 recipes based on Sichuan cuisine, including both hot and cold dishes. Beautiful photos and a description of the culinary and cultural history of the region accompany these recipes. Besides recipes, the book also provides a brief overview of Sichuan cuisine, covering its history, ingredients, styles and flavours.
All rights reserved, New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.
The ‘other’ Shangri-La : journeys through the Sino-Tibetan frontier in Sichuan
This work of narrative nonfiction depicts the author and his wife’s journey through western Sichuan, providing rich insights into its natural environment, settlements and religious backdrop.
All rights reserved, New Delhi: Konark Publishers Pvt Ltd, 2020.
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Economic overview of Sichuan province
This report by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs will greatly expand one’s business knowledge of Sichuan – it details the province’s main cities, economic development plan, as well as its key industries and cities.
Shenzhen, Beijing lose out to Chengdu as China’s best performing city economy, says report
Chengdu has the best performing economy of any Chinese city and is a key contributor to growth in the western part of the county, according to a report by the Milken Institute released in 2019. The article also provides explanations on why Chengdu outperformed Shenzhen and Beijing.
Chengdu is becoming the engine driving development in China
This news article reports that the “Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Circle” has been planned by the Chinese government as an integral part of economic development. It also provides insight into the initiatives Chengdu has taken to make itself a viable business hub, such as creating a “Unicorn Island” and a joint innovation centre.
Chengdu boosts innovation efforts in new economy
This article looks at how Chengdu has funnelled tremendous resources into promoting scientific innovation as part of the new economy. It also explains how two lab projects- innovation-application experimental lab and future scene lab- can provide more opportunities for small and medium-sized companies.
A guide to investing in western China
This paper provides an overview of Chengdu in aspects such as population, finance, education and leisure. It also expounds on the business environment and opportunities available for foreign companies that are keen to venture into Chengdu.
Last updated on Oct 2020