Shanghai

Transformation and Modernization Under China's Open Policy

Edited by Y. M. Yeung and Sung Yun-wing

The Chinese University Press

Shanghai

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Pub Date: October 1996

ISBN: 9789622016675

600 Pages

Format: Hardcover

List Price: $52.00

Shanghai

Transformation and Modernization Under China's Open Policy

Edited by Y. M. Yeung and Sung Yun-wing

The Chinese University Press

As China's largest city best known for its pre-eminent achievements in the early part of the twentieth century, Shanghai grew modestly in comparison with southern China after the adoption of China's open policy in 1978. With the 1990 announcement of Pudong as an area for special development, Shanghai has raced ahead, seemingly on its way to an economic and cultural resurgence that is likely to accelerate development and modernization in the Yangzi Delta and China at large. This volume focuses on the physical and socioeconomic transformation of Shanghai across a wide range of topics. Drawing on the experience and expertise of researchers primarily in Hong Kong, this study is a major contribution to the subject of economic development and social change in China. It seeks to understand, analyze and interpret how Shanghai has transformed itself in recent years.

About the Author

Y. M. Yeung is professor of geography, director of the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies and head of Shaw College at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Sung Yun-wing is chairman and professor in the department of economics, and co-director of the Hong Kong and Asia Pacific Economies Research Programme at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.