China's Geography
Globalization and the Dynamics of Political, Economic, and Social Change

 

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China's Geography
Globalization and the Dynamics of Political, Economic, and Social Change

by Christopher J. Smith (Author)
by Youqin Huang (Author)
by Clifton W. Pannell (Author)
by Gregory Veeck (Author)

 

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Despite China's obvious and growing importance on the world stage, it is often and easily misunderstood. Indeed, there are many Chinas, as this comprehensive survey of contemporary China vividly illustrates. Now in a thoroughly revised and updated edition that offers the only sustained geography of the reform era, this book traces the changes occurring in this powerful and ancient nation across both time and space. Beginning with China's diverse landscapes and environments, and continuing through its formative history and tumultuous recent past, the authors present contemporary China as a product of both internal and external forces of past and present. They trace current and future successes and challenges while placing China in its international context as a massive, still-developing nation that must meet the needs of its 1.3 billion citizens while becoming a major regional and global player. Through clear prose and new, dynamic maps and photos, China's Geography illustrates and explains the great differences in economy and culture found throughout China's many regions.


 

ISBN 742567826
ISBN13 9780742567825
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format Hardback
Publication date 17/06/2011
Pages 400
Weight (grammes) 1003
Published in United States
Height (mm) 264
Width (mm) 188

Chapter 1: China's Path and Progress Chapter 2: China's Natural Environments Chapter 3: Ancient Roots and Binding Traditions Chapter 4: The Political Geography of Emerging China Chapter 5: Population and Human Resources Chapter 6: The Production and Consumption of Culture in Postsocialist China Chapter 7: A Preface to China's Changing Economic Geography Chapter 8: Agriculture: From Antiquity to Revolution to Reform Chapter 9: China's Industry, Energy, Trade and Transportation in a Global Context Chapter 10: Urban Development in Contemporary China Chapter 11: Hong Kong before and after the Return Chapter 12: Macau (Macao) Chapter 13: Taiwan: Enduring East Asian "Economic Miracle"