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China's Forests

Edited By: William F Hyde, Brian Belcher and Jintao Xu

240 pages, Figs, tabs

Johns Hopkins University Press

Paperback | Dec 2003 | #142210 | ISBN: 189185366X
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Hardback | Oct 2003 | #142208 | ISBN: 1891853678
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The first book to comprehensively evaluate the effects of China's forest policy as it has followed or extended from reforms that began in 1978. It offers important lessons for future policy reform in China - and in almost every other nation in the world.

'An informative read...An excellent book on China's forests.' International Forestry Review 'This is the first book to comprehensively evaluate the effects of forest policy as it has followed or extended from agricultural, trade, and other reforms.' Bois et fori? ts des tropiques


Contributors Foreword by Uma Lele Foreword by Genchang Chen Preface 1. Introduction William F. Hyde, Jintao Xu, and Brian Belcher Appendix Table: Policy Reform in Chinai? s Forestry Jiurong Zhang and Xuhe Chen 2. Devolution as a Means of Expanding Local Forest Management in South China: Lessons from the Past 20 Years Dachang Liu and David Edmunds 3. Taxes and Fees in the Southern Collective Forest Region Jinlong Liu and Natasha Landell-Mills 4. Central Characteristics of Reform: Measures of the Effects of Improved Property Rights, a Stable Policy Environment, and Environmental Protection Runsheng Yin 5. Policy Reform and Investment in Forestry Daowei Zhang 6. Forest Exploitation and Protection in Reform China: Assessing the Impacts of Policy and Economic Growth Scott Rozelle, Jikun Huang, and Vince Benziger 7. Deforestation and Reforestation in Hainan: Roles of Markets and Institutions Yaoqi Zhang, Jussi Uusivuori, Jari Kuuluvainen, and Shashi Kant 8. Forestry, Poverty, and Rural Development: Perspectives from the Bamboo Subsector Manuel Ruiz Pi? rez, Brian Belcher, Maoyi Fu, and Xiaosheng Yang 9. Impacts of Policy Reforms on Forest Environments and Biodiversity Jeffrey A. Sayer and Changjin Sun 10. Conclusions and Policy Implications William F. Hyde, Jintao Xu, Brian Belcher, Runsheng Yin, and Jinlong Liu Index

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William F. Hyde is a senior associate at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and a senior scientist at the Forest Economics and Policy Analysis (FEPA) Research Center, University of British Columbia.Brian Belcher is a program leader and Acting Director of Livelihoods Program at CIFOR. Jintao Xu is Deputy Director, Centre for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Science.

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