China's economic growth has been more robust in some regions than others. In a country as large as China, examinations of regional differences can provide a viable way tolearn about the economy as a whole. Rongxing Guoprovides a systematic introduction to the economies of China by describing their external and internal drivers and by placing them within geopolitical and even socio-cultural boundaries. Hispairingsofcase studies andempirical techniques reveala rich, deep appreciationof the growth process and ofinteractions between key factors.This book delves more deeply into issues surrounding the economy than other books, offering a unique and important perspective that many will find useful. Covering history and administrative structures, unique economic features, some domestic economic issues, and international economic engagement, itdescribesanoften inaccessibleperspectivewith nuances all students of China will find valuable Introduces China s regional economies, often overlooked in US and European texts within larger contexts of social and geopolitical concernsExplains the reform process since 1978 in a comprehensive, non-technical, and accessible mannerIncludes online ancillaries of documents, links, and more, expanding the text and keeping it up-to-dateFeatures case studies in each chapter'