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Shanghai: Transformation and Modernization under China's Open Policy , and: Shanghai's Role in the Economic Development of China (review)

Shanghai: Transformation and Modernization under China's Open Policy , and: Shanghai's Role in... Reviews 289 Y. M. Yeung and Sung Yun-wing, editors. Shanghai: Transformation and Modernization under China's Open Policy. Hong Kong: Chinese University ofHong Kong Press, 1996. xiv, 583 pp. Hardcover $52.00, isbn 962-201-667-7. Gang Tian. Shanghai's Role in the Economic Development ofChina. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 1996. xii, 226 pp. Hardcover $65.00, isbn 0-275-95318-1. Since the initiation of its open-door policy in 1979, China's economic reform has been characterized not only by the various kinds of institutional transformation that have been taking place, but by the shifting of its key economic areas spatially. While the decade of the 1980s witnessed the emergence of five Special Economic Zones along the southeast coast and die rapid development of the Pearl River Delta as part of the decentralization of Hong Kong's processing and manufacturing industries, the focus of regional development in China in the 1990s has gradu- ally shifted to the city of Shanghai, particularly the Pudong New Area. The publication of the two volumes under review here is most timely. They appear to be the very first to describe and analyze the process by which this leading metropolis has reemerged and to evaluate its potential role in China's economic development in the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Shanghai: Transformation and Modernization under China's Open Policy , and: Shanghai's Role in the Economic Development of China (review)

China Review International , Volume 5 (1) – Mar 30, 1998

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Reviews 289 Y. M. Yeung and Sung Yun-wing, editors. Shanghai: Transformation and Modernization under China's Open Policy. Hong Kong: Chinese University ofHong Kong Press, 1996. xiv, 583 pp. Hardcover $52.00, isbn 962-201-667-7. Gang Tian. Shanghai's Role in the Economic Development ofChina. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 1996. xii, 226 pp. Hardcover $65.00, isbn 0-275-95318-1. Since the initiation of its open-door policy in 1979, China's economic reform has been characterized not only by the various kinds of institutional transformation that have been taking place, but by the shifting of its key economic areas spatially. While the decade of the 1980s witnessed the emergence of five Special Economic Zones along the southeast coast and die rapid development of the Pearl River Delta as part of the decentralization of Hong Kong's processing and manufacturing industries, the focus of regional development in China in the 1990s has gradu- ally shifted to the city of Shanghai, particularly the Pudong New Area. The publication of the two volumes under review here is most timely. They appear to be the very first to describe and analyze the process by which this leading metropolis has reemerged and to evaluate its potential role in China's economic development in the

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Published: Mar 30, 1998

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