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China's geography : globalization and the dynamics of political, economic, and social change

Author: Gregory Veeck
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2007.
Series: Changing regions in a global context.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"There are many Chinas, as this comprehensive survey of contemporary China illustrates.

Offering the first sustained geography of the reform era, the authors trace the changes occurring in this great and ancient nation across both time and space.

Through clear prose and abundant maps and photos, China's Geography illustrates and explains the great differences in economy and culture found throughout China's many regions."--Jacket.  Read more...

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China's geography.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2007
(OCoLC)607754229
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Veeck
ISBN: 0742554023 9780742554023
OCLC Number: 1040005114
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 381 pages : illustrations, maps)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: China's path and progress --
China's natural environments --
Ancient roots and binding traditions --
The political geography of emerging China --
Population and human resources --
Culture and cultural changes in urban China / Christopher J. Smith --
A preface to China's changing economic geography --
Agriculture : from antiquity to revolution to reform --
Urban development in contemporary China / Youqin Huang --
Reform and challenge in China's industrial sector --
Hong Kong before and after the return / Christopher J. Smith --
Macao (Macau) --
Taiwan.
Series Title: Changing regions in a global context.
Responsibility: Gregory Veeck [and others].
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Despite China's importance on the world stage, it is often and easily misunderstood. Indeed, there are many Chinas, as this survey of contemporary China illustrates. Offering a comprehensive  Read more...

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