Truths and Half Truths

China’s Socio-Economic Reforms from 1978-2010


  • Ferdinand Gul
  • Haitian Lu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Truths and Half Truths is aimed at economic and social science academics and students who are interested in the dynamics of China’s institutional development and societal transformation. Covering the complexity of the social, economic, and governance reforms behind the economic miracles achieved by China since its reform in 1978, and particularly in the past twenty years, this book provides much needed insight and critical thinking on major aspects of China’s reform. Topics include employment, environment, anti-poverty; urbanization and rural development; education, corruption, political regime and media. Readers will be able to re-evaluate the costs and benefits of China’s modernization from a point-of-view of sustainability.
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Book information

  • Published: June 2011
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-628-9

Table of Contents

Reforms on: Population and employment; Social security system; Environmental protection; Anti-poverty campaign; Urbanization and rural development; Combat against corruption; Educational systems; Economic governance (trade, investment, banking and finance); Political, cultural, and societal change.