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Sources of Chinese Economic Growth, 1978-1996

Chris Bramall


Chinese economic growth in the transition era between the deaths of Mao Zedong in 1976 and Deng Xiaoping in 1997 has been exceptionally rapid by historical and international standards. However, and contrary to the conventional wisdom espoused by the Washington consensus, it is shown here that only a small part of Chinese growth can be explained by trade, foreign direct investment, and the mobilization of surplus labour. Instead, growth has been driven by China's state‐led industrial policy, and facilitated by the many favourable industrial and infrastructural legacies of the Maoist era. But th ... More

Keywords: China, developmental, growth, industrial, inequality, state, transition, Deng Xiaoping, Mao Zedong

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198296973
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198296975.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chris Bramall, author
University of Sheffield
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