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The Industrialization of Rural China

Chris Bramall


Conventional wisdom explains the remarkable growth of Chinese rural industry after 1978 in terms of changes in economic policy; that rural industrialization took off through a combination of privatization, liberalization, and fiscal decentralization. This book takes issue with such claims. Using a newly-constructed dataset covering China’s 2,000 counties and complemented by a detailed econometric study of county-level industrialization in the provinces of Sichuan, Guangdong, and Jiangsu, the book sets out the continuity which underlies the process of rural industrialization in China. The devel ... More

Keywords: industry, learning, Maoism, growth, skills

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199275939
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275939.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chris Bramall, author
Senior Lecturer on the Contemporary Chinese Economy, School of East Asian Studies, Sheffield University
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