Book Review: Old China’s New Economy

old_chinas_new_economyOld China’s New Economy. T.K. Bhaumik; India: SAGE. 2009. 294 pp. ISBN: 978-81-7829-862-7

Read the review by Zhun Xu of the Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, published in the Review of Radical Political Economics:

An accumulating amount of literature has been devoted to the study of the Chinese economy since its take-off in the early 1980s, but few studies of recent developments are situated in a historical and institutional context. Old China’s New Economy is one of those books that incorporates
a historicRRPE_v45_72ppiRGB_150pixWal view of Chinese development. The author gives a glimpse of Chinese history before 1978, discusses the political economy of the transition of China to a market economy, and outlines the major achievements and challenges so far. The book aims to evaluate market reforms in China and provide a comprehensive understanding of the dramatic transition.

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About Cynthia Nalevanko, Editor, SAGE Publishing

Founded in 1965, SAGE is the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students across a broad range of subject areas. With over 1500 employees globally from principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, and Melburne, our publishing program includes more than 1000 journals and over 900 books, reference works and databases a year in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine. Believing passionately that engaged scholarship lies at the heart of any healthy society and that education is intrinsically valuable, SAGE aims to be the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. This means playing a creative role in society by disseminating teaching and research on a global scale, the cornerstones of which are good, long-term relationships, a focus on our markets, and an ability to combine quality and innovation. Leading authors, editors and societies should feel that SAGE is their natural home: we believe in meeting the range of their needs, and in publishing the best of their work. We are a growing company, and our financial success comes from thinking creatively about our markets and actively responding to the needs of our customers.

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