This is a selection of resources on China’s transformation available from the NLB catalogue or the Internet and is not meant to be an exhaustive list. If you know of or come across more useful resources, please drop us a note so that we can share them with our readers.
NLB print and digital resources
China’s transformation: The success story and the success trap
Divided into three sections, this book traces the economic and social transformation of China from 1979 to the present. It provides an overview of China’s reforms, discusses the role of the state and the Chinese Communist Party as reform agents and the effects of reforms on the countryside, health, family planning and education.
All rights reserved, New Delhi: SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd, 2018
China’s economy in transformation under the new normal
This book provides an analysis of the Chinese economy and examines related topics such as the role of the local government, the reform of state-owned enterprises, the development of private consumption, industrial upgrading, and regional development.
All rights reserved, Hackensack: World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., 2017
Social transformation and Chinese experience
An invaluable resource containing insights to understanding contemporary China, this book discusses China’s social structural transformation, its reform and development, urbanisation, social hierarchy change and mass consumption.
All rights reserved, New York: Routledge, 2017
Making China modern: From the Great Qing to Xi Jinping
The author documents China’s rise and fall through the different dynastic empires from 1644 to the present and heralds China’s versatility and resourcefulness in triumphing over economic crisis, war, rebellion and reform.
All rights reserved, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2019
Unravelling modern China
Transformations in China’s economy are the focus of this book. The economy of modern China is a collaborative network which is market- and government-driven and controlled by both the central and local governments. The export industry is the driver behind China’s long-term development and is an important determinant in the country’s economic growth.
All rights reserved, New Jersey: World Scientific, 2019
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