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The state of China atlas : mapping the world's fastest-growing economy /
Robert Benewick and Stephanie Hemelryk Donald.
edition
Rev. and updated.
imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2009.
description
1 atlas (128 p.) : col. ill., col. maps ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0520256107, 9780520256101
format(s)
Atlas
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imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2009.
cartographic mathematical data
Scales differ.
isbn
0520256107
9780520256101
local note
Trinity College library copy transferred to Downsview.
catalogue key
6920866
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 125) and index.
A Look Inside
Excerpts
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Praise for the previous edition: "A book to savour." --John Adams,Asian Affairs "Clear, comprehensive, and focused on the most crucial issues facing the country."--Marc Blecher, Oberlin College
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"Clear, comprehensive, and focused on the most crucial issues facing the country."--Marc Blecher, Oberlin College "A great visual introduction to the diversity of China."--Tony Saich, Harvard University " The State of China Atlas fills a vital gap, ranging from population, economic growth, and political leadership through to social and environmental development."--John Gittings, former Asia editor, The Guardian
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2009-12-01:
An update of an earlier edition (CH, Apr'00, 37-4232), this atlas provides a unique visual survey of the profound economic, political, and social changes taking place in modern China. Benewick (emer., Univ. of Sussex, UK) and Donald (Univ. of Sydney) offer valuable information in a broad range of areas, covering China in the world, living in China, and China's people, economy, environment, and governance. Each section features an introduction, graphics, and maps with explanations. Also listed in chart form is further statistical information comparing China with other major countries on population, life expectancy, GDP, employment share, world trade, and more; and listing China's population, economic conditions, life styles, and natural resources in each province. Through the abundance of information provided, readers will learn a great deal about China's new wealth, the migration of its population to cities, its political stability, and its energy and environmental needs. This is unquestionably a priceless reference source for readers with an interest in China. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers. J. Cheng Southern Connecticut State University
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Summaries
Main Description
This magnificently produced atlas provides a unique visual survey of the profound economic, political, and social changes taking place in China, as well as their implications for the world at large. China has the world's fastest-growing economy and is the second-largest trading nation. With its pro-entrepreneurial outlook and population of 1.3 billion, it offers unique opportunities for domestic and overseas investors. This dynamic volume provides an abundance of information on China's new wealth, growing unemployment, mass migration to the cities, and trade disputes. Completely Revised and Updated: * Vivid full-color maps convey a wealth of information quickly and efficiently * Comprehensive information on China's population, employment, agriculture, industry, and economics Copub: Myriad Editions Limited
Bowker Data Service Summary
Using colour maps and graphics to illustrate key economic, political and social indicators, this book examines how China has come to have the world's fastest growing economy.

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