1. Advances in Chinese Economic Studies series

    Series editor: Yanrui Wu, University of Western Australia, Australia

    China has undergone a period of intense and rapid social and economic change in its path to becoming a modern industrial superpower. This timely and exciting multidisciplinary series includes Handbooks that offer comprehensive overviews of the very latest research on contemporary China. Prestigious, high-quality works of lasting significance, the Handbooks explore a range of issues affecting China in the 21st century. The emphasis of the series is on the most important concepts and research as well as expanding debate and indicating the likely research agenda for the future.

Books in this series

  1. China’s Long-Term Economic Development

    China’s Long-Term Economic Development

    Hongjun Zhao
    This book examines the evolution of Chinese governmental governance and its long-lasting impact on Chinese economic development, firstly by examining the formation of Chinese style governance, the core contents of this governance and its vitality compared to other governance patterns in Chinese history. Secondly, this book discusses the effectiveness of this governance in supporting economic development before the Song dynasty and its failure in serving economic development during the past three to five centuries. Ultimately, Hongjun Zhao predicts the direction Chinese governance will take in the next 20 years. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  2. China’s Economy in the Post-WTO Environment

    China’s Economy in the Post-WTO Environment

    Edited by Lilai Xu
    The book explores the implications of both the extension of the market into key parts of the Chinese economy and the integration of China into the global economy. The main focus of the book is on the role and nature of China’s financial system and its ability to transform enterprise and household behaviour and the performance of investment finance, notably in the context of a two-way flow of foreign direct investment. All the extensive chapters highlight the issue of sustainability – some see the incompleteness of market reform as a problem; others are more willing to accept a pragmatic blending of the operation of the free market and government intervention. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 143.00   Web: $ 128.70
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  3. Performance of the Chinese Insurance Industry under Economic Reforms

    Performance of the Chinese Insurance Industry under Economic Reforms

    Shuji Yao, Zhongwei Han, Dan Luo
    The Chinese insurance industry has experienced rapid development during the past decade. This original book is the first English language study in the literature to address the efficiency issue of the Chinese insurance sector, and presents a comprehensive review on alternative methodologies for analyzing firm efficiency. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  4. China’s Integration with the Global Economy

    China’s Integration with the Global Economy

    Edited by Chunlai Chen
    China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001 was widely regarded as a major milestone in the development of the Chinese economy as well as the multilateral trading system. This book provides a remarkable background of information about China’s economy after WTO accession and analyses many important issues concerning China’s economic growth, international trade, transparency of trade policy, regional trade arrangements, foreign direct investment, banking sector liberalization, exchange rate reform, agricultural trade and energy demand. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 131.00   Web: $ 117.90
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  5. Linkages between China’s Regions

    Linkages between China’s Regions

    Nicolaas Groenewold, Anping Chen, Guoping Lee
    The rate of economic growth in China over the last 50 years has been remarkable. However this has only highlighted the inequalities between regions in China, making for considerable disquiet at the highest levels of Chinese policy-making. Not everyone has benefited from the same levels of prosperity and this book examines the many and varied policy solutions and proposals that have been applied to this thorny problem. The authors find that the industrial core of China (the South East and the Changjiang and Yellow River regions) is reasonably well integrated but not well connected to the remainder of the country. Indeed, evidence suggests that development in coastal areas comes at the expense of that in the interior while much of the policy designed to boost the interior actually flows to the coastal provinces. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  6. Mergers and Acquisitions in China

    Mergers and Acquisitions in China

    Chien-Hsun Chen, Hui-Tzu Shih
    This book discusses cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A) by Chinese companies, mainly to clarify their strategies and the effect of their M&A at an international level. Chien-Hsun Chen and Hui-Tzu Shih also explore the strategies and considerations of Chinese companies or international companies – including those from Taiwan – who conduct M&A in China. This is an invaluable study on the acquisition and transfer of technology, branding and marketing channels within the context of competitive cooperation on development targets for foreign, Taiwanese and Chinese companies. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  7. Policy Reform and Chinese Markets

    Policy Reform and Chinese Markets

    Edited by Belton M. Fleisher, Nicholas C. Hope, Anita A. Pena, Dennis T. Yang
    The evolution of China’s market economy is one of the most important developments in the world economy in the twenty-first century. The diverse contributors to this book provide a unique set of essays that evaluate legal, regulatory, and economic aspects of China’s transition from planned to market economy. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  8. The Dynamics of Chinese Regional Development

    The Dynamics of Chinese Regional Development

    Jane Golley
    This book surveys the competing, or sometimes complementary, roles of the state and the market in shaping China’s pattern of regional development during the Communist era. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  9. Market Development in China

    Market Development in China

    Edited by Belton M. Fleisher, Haizheng Li, Shunfeng Song
    Market Development in China presents the analysis of leading specialists on the causes, benefits and problems resulting from China’s transition to a market economy. As the authors illustrate, it is generally recognized that in the last 25 years China has achieved a rate of economic growth unmatched in any of the world’s major countries. However, this growth has been unequally shared, so that by the year 2000, China also exhibited what to many observers was an alarming degree of income inequality at individual, sectoral, and regional levels. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  10. China’s Capital Markets

    China’s Capital Markets

    Edited by Kam C. Chan, Hung-Gay Fung, Qingfeng ‘Wilson’ Liu
    China’s economy has been growing rapidly since the late 1970s and is expected to maintain this momentum in the foreseeable future. Coupled with the biggest population in the world, there is tremendous growth potential for China’s capital markets and financial services industry, both vital to the continued development of the economy. The contributors present research on all facets of China’s markets including: stock and bond markets; futures and over-the-counter markets; regulatory issues; and the development and roles of financial institutions such as brokerage firms, banks and insurance companies. Also addressed are the recent performance of equity markets, the emergence of small and medium enterprises, and the state banks’ bids to be listed in overseas stock exchanges. Taken together, the book sheds a welcome light on China’s overall economic growth. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  11. The Chinese Business Environment

    The Chinese Business Environment

    Fuming Jiang, Bruce W. Stening
    This unique annotated bibliography contains the most important studies of the Chinese business environment, comprising almost 1000 references to articles published in English-language journals in the past fifteen years or so. The editors have sought to focus on those writings that deal fairly directly with the impact of the Chinese business environment on foreign firms doing business in China. Each work is fully referenced in a standard format, has a brief description of its subject matter and has been given a classification code – ensuring quick and easy identification of all articles on any given subject. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 184.00   Web: $ 165.60
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  12. Economic Growth, Transition and Globalization in China

    Economic Growth, Transition and Globalization in China

    Edited by Yanrui Wu
    This book addresses a number of important topics and issues associated with China’s economic transition, growth and global integration. The chapters, by a distinguished group of scholars, provide a timely assessment of recent developments in the Chinese economy. The authors employ contemporary economic theory and the latest statistics to analyze the sources and spillover effects of China’s growth, to investigate the relationship between growth and business cycle, and to shed light on China’s growth prospects in the coming decade. In the context of growth, transition and globalization, the chapters also cover issues such as labour economics, urban efficiency, banking and macroeconomic management. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 138.00   Web: $ 124.20
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  13. High-Tech Industries in China

    High-Tech Industries in China

    Chien-Hsun Chen, Hui-Tzu Shih
    Following China’s accession to the WTO in 2001, reform of its science and technology system has deepened. This book provides an in-depth analysis of the high-tech sector, examining Chinese high-tech industry policy, the emergence of industrial clusters, the R&D activities of multinational corporations operating in China, and the prospect of commercialization of high-tech achievements. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  14. The Chinese Stock Market

    The Chinese Stock Market

    Nicolaas Groenewold, Yanrui Wu, Sam H.K. Tang, Xiang M. Fan
    The emergence of a stock market in China only occurred a decade ago and it remains something of an unknown quantity to many observers and traders outside of the country. This book provides an extensive historical and empirical analysis of the Chinese stock-market, the development of which is an integral part of the process of economic modernization that began in China in the late 1970s. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  15. Banking and Insurance in the New China

    Banking and Insurance in the New China

    Chien-Hsun Chen, Hui-Tzu Shih
    Financial reform has been a major concern for China’s transitional economy – especially in the realms of banking and insurance – since accession to the WTO in 2001. This book scrutinizes the development and limitations of these industries during the process of institutional transformation, and demonstrates that they are now facing severe challenges as well as opportunities. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  16. China’s Telecommunications Market

    China’s Telecommunications Market

    Ding Lu, Chee K. Wong
    The authors examine the singularity of the Chinese experience in building up its extensive telecommunications network in merely a decade, by reviewing China’s national industrial policies and institutional reforms within the industry. The reader will find in this volume a unique and in-depth analysis of the interplay between political and economic forces amidst the industry’s structural overhaul and regulatory reforms. The accounts of industrial features and market conditions are enriched with up-to-date data, which are extremely useful for appreciating the development and prospects for this fast-growing market, set against the backdrop of China’s accession to the WTO. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  17. Financial Reform and Economic Development in China

    Financial Reform and Economic Development in China

    James Laurenceson, Joseph C.H. Chai
    This book is a comprehensive, balanced and realistic assessment of China’s financial reform program and future direction. Covering not only the banking sector but also non-bank financial institutions, stock market development and external financial liberalization, the authors examine the impact of financial reform on economic development in China during the reform period. This volume will facilitate a more accurate assessment of the Chinese approach to financial reform, and will therefore, allow more informed future policy choices for both China and other developing and transitional countries. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  18. The Evolution of the Stock Market in China’s Transitional Economy

    The Evolution of the Stock Market in China’s Transitional Economy

    Chien-Hsun Chen, Hui-Tzu Shih
    The establishment of the Shanghai Stock Exchange in December 1990 was a landmark in China’s institutional transformation. With this in mind, the authors consider the factors relating to institutional change – such as changes in the financial system, the scale and structure of stock market, operational efficiency and the regulatory system of the stock market. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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