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China's rural industry : structure, development, and reform / ed. William A. Byrd, Lin Qingsong

Secondary Author Byrd, William A.
Qingsong, Lin
Country Reino Unido. Publication Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1990 Description XIII, 445 p. ; 24 cm ISBN 0-19-520822-6 CDU 338.95(510)
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This book provides a comprehensive, multi-faceted analysis of China's booming rural nonstate (collective and private) industrial sector. Based on a collaboration between Chinese and World Bank researchers, the 19 papers compiled here offer detailed national and provincial information from fourrepresentative counties, 63 townships, 122 rural industrial firms, and 1,174 workers, and address such topics as performance and efficiency, ownership and institutional structure, employment and wage systems, regional structure, and related aspects of China's rural industrial sector. This studybreaks new ground in the scholarly analysis of an increasingly important, highly dynamic part of China's economy.

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This volume, the result of collaboration between the World Bank and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, provides an empirical survey of Chinese rural enterprises. It is similar to China's Industrial Reform, ed. by Gene Tidrick and Chen Jiyuan (CH, May'88), but is limited only to township, village, and private enterprises in China's rural areas. The 17 contributors examine rural communes and brigades under Mao Zedong, the effect of the rural production responsibility system after 1978, and ownership, entrepreneurship, input prices, labor markets, worker attitudes, and township policies. Carl Riskin's China's Political Economy: The Quest for Development Since 1949 (1987) analyzes the Chinese economy; Institutional Reform and Economic Development in the Chinese Countryside, ed. by Keith Griffin (CH, Nov'85), looks at the Chinese rural economy; and Harry Harding's China's Second Revolution: Reform After Mao (CH, May'88), discusses reform since the 1976 to 1978 period. For a dissenting view on China's rural liberalization, see William Hinton's The Great Reversal: The Privatization of China, 1978-1989 (1989). Excellent bibliography and index. Upper-division and graduate collections. -E. W. Nafziger, Kansas State University

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William A. Byrd, Economist, New Delhi Office, The World Bank. Lin Qingsong, Deputy Director, Institute of Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

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