Demystifying China’s Economy Development

  • Fang Cai

Part of the China Insights book series (CHINAIN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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    Pages 57-77
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    Pages 99-114
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    Pages 135-152
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About this book


​This book explains why China’s opening-up policy can boost the rapid growth of its economy. Based on concrete facts and economic logic, it offers a brief introduction to the history of China’s successful development, which has unprecedentedly helped improve people’s lives and community welfare over the past 30 years. In light of the newly emerging problems, the author assesses the different stages of China’s economic development and new challenges, illustrating how the country’s sustainable growth could be achieved through further reforms so as to complete the transition from a middle-income to high-income country. He moves on to discuss the lessons learned from China’s experiences and summarizes their significance for other developing countries, while also clarifying popular misconceptions such as the “China Menace” and “Theory of China’s Collapse.” Taking the logic of economic development as a basis and employing economic norm analysis methods, the book describes China’s economic miracle in plain but vivid language and attempts to enrich the economic development theory through China’s experience.


China’s economic development China’s experience China’s successful development Contemporary China Economic Growth

Authors and affiliations

  • Fang Cai
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Population StudiesChinese Academy of Social SciencesBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information China Social Science Press and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-46102-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-46103-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2363-7579
  • Series Online ISSN 2363-7587
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