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Sustainable Economic Development in South China

Edited By: Samuel P S Ho and Y Y Kueh


Hardback | Dec 1999 | #108821 | ISBN: 0333772806
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The transformation and industrialization of rural China is the underlying theme of this book. Using case studies of selected regions in south China where rural changes have been particularly dramatic, the book discusses and analyses: how, in the process of rural transformation, capital and labour are mobilized and reallocated; some of the problems and consequences of rapid rural industrialization; efforts of local governments to stabilize agriculture during the transition; and the loss of farm land from urbanization and rural industrial growth.


Preface - Notes on the Contributors - INTRODUCTION - Sustainable Economic Development in South China: An Introduction; S.P.S.Ho & Y.Y.Kueh - PART 1: CHANNELLING FINDS TO TVEs AND UNLOADING SURPLUS FARM LABOUR - Sourcing Funds for Efficient Investment in Rural Industries; X.Zhiming - The Impact of Non-Institutional Factors on Rural Labour Redistribution; Y.Xiaoxia - Economic Characteristics of Urban Migrant Workers and Their Earning Potentials; T.Voon - PART 2: CREATING A SUSTAINABLE RURAL INDUSTRY - A Location Strategy for Conglomeration Economies ; W.Qun - Lessons from Shengze - China's 'Number One' Rural Industrial Town; W.Xiangdong - Approaches to Controlling Industrial Pollution; F.Dahao - PART 3: STABILIZING AGRICULTURE IN A TRANSITION ECONOMY - The Role of Local Government in Agricultural Investment; Y.Yinglong - Reconstituting the Farm Extension Services; B.Zhongshun - Coping with the Expanding Cobweb: A Wholesale and Future Markets for Pork; Z.Kejun - PART 4: MANAGING LAND USE IN A RAPIDLY URBANIZING SOCIETY - Balancing the Economic, Social and Ecological Costs of Rural-urban Land Transfer; C.Yugang - An Urban Economic Beltway for Stemming the Loss of Farmland; L.Liansheng - A Dual Land Tenure System for Improving Land Use; X.Zhanxun - EPILOGUE - Policy Predicament, Institutional Constraint, and Prospects for Sustainable Development in China: An Integrated View; S.P.S.Ho & Y.Y.Kueh - Index

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Y. Y. KUEH is Chair Professor of Economics and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Lingnan College, Hong Kong. He is the author and co-author of several books, including Industrial Reform and Macroeconomic Instability in China, The Chinese Economy under Deng Xiaoping, Agricultural Instability in China, 1931-1991 and Economic Trends in Chinese Agriculture . His most recent books include The Political Economy of Sino-American Relations: A Greater China Perspective and China and the Asia Pacific Economy. SAMUEL P. S. HO is Professor in the Department of Economics and Director of the Centre for Chinese Research at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of Economic Development of Taiwan, 1860-1970 and Rural China in Transition: Non-agricultural Development in Rural Jiangsu, 1978-1990 , as well as other books and articles on economic development and the economies of east Asia.

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