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Globalizing South China

ISBN: 978-1-55786-888-6
338 pages
January 2002, Wiley-Blackwell
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This insightful account demonstrates that capitalism in China has a history and a geography, and combines perspectives from both to demonstrate that regional economic restructuring in South China is far from an economic 'miracle's.

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Table of Contents

List of Plates.

List of Figures and Tables.

List of Maps.

Series Editors' Preface.


Chapter 1 Negotiating Geographical Knowledges.

Chapter 2 Region and Representation.

Chapter 3 Maritime Frontier/Mercantile Region.

Chapter 4 Open Ports and the Treaty System.

Chapter 5 Revolution and Diaspora.

Chapter 6 Gendered Industrialization.

Chapter 7 Zone Fever.

Chapter 8 Urban Triumphant.




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Author Information

Carolyn Cartier is assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
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The Wiley Advantage

  • Introduces readers to the issues surrounding the rise of a dynamic regional economy in South China
  • Explains the contemporary economic transformation in terms of the region's geography and history
  • Demonstrates that the area's economic rise must be understood in the context of the global restructuring of capitalism
  • Looks ahead to future transformations within and beyond the region as political-economic geographies continue to shift.
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"Relying on a wide grounding in the historical literature as well as a specialist's sense of spatial history, [Cartier] offers nuanced, often fascinating portraits of South China's economic and cultural dynamism." Choice

"The book has broken new ground in promoting the study and understanding of urban and regional development and also China study. With the meticulous evaluation of research materials under the contextualist approach, Globalizing South China exhibits a high standard of scholarship and intellectual sophistication." Journal of Oriental Studies

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