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China's Geography : Globalization and the Dynamics of Political, Economic, and Social Change - 06 edition

China`s Geography : Globalization and the Dynamics of Political, Economic, and Social Change (ISBN10: 0742554023; ISBN13: 9780742554023)
ISBN13: 978-0742554023
ISBN10: 0742554023

Summary:
Despite China's obvious and growing importance on the world stage, it is often and easily misunderstood. Indeed, there are many Chinas, as this comprehensive survey of contemporary China vividly illustrates. Offering the first sustained geography of the reform era, the authors trace the changes occurring in this great and ancient nation across both
time and space. Beginning with China's diverse landscapes and environments, and continuing through its formative history and tumultuous recent past, this text presents contemporary China as a product of both internal and external forces of past and present. The text traces current and future successes and challenges while placing China in its international context as a massive ''developing nation'' that must meet the needs of its 1.3 billion citizens while becoming a major regional and global player. Through clear prose and abundant maps and photos, China's Geography illustrates and explains the great differences in economy and culture found throughout China's many regions.
  • Environmental issues and problems are woven throughout, allowing readers to gain a clearer understanding of how environment and environmental problems affect China's citizens and development plans.
  • Coverage of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao in three distinct chapters reflects the great diversity of the meanings of ''Greater China'' and ''the Chinese.''
  • Offers thorough coverage of China's history and physical geography
  • Seamlessly written by a distinguished and experienced team of geographers
  • Richly illustrated with maps, figures, tables, and photos
...show more
Summary:
Despite China's obvious and growing importance on the world stage, it is often and easily misunderstood. Indeed, there are many Chinas, as this comprehensive survey of contemporary China vividly illustrates. Offering the first sustained geography of the reform era, the authors trace the changes occurring in this great and ancient nation across both time and space. Beginning with China's diverse landscapes and environments, and continuing through its formative history and tumultuous recent past, this text presents contemporary China as a product of both internal and external forces of past and present. The text traces current and future successes and challenges while placing China in its international context as a massive ''developing nation'' that must meet the needs of its 1.3 billion citizens while becoming a major regional and global player. Through clear prose and abundant maps and photos, China's Geography illustrates and explains the great differences in economy and culture found throughout China's many regions.
  • Environmental issues and problems are woven throughout, allowing readers to gain a clearer understanding of how environment and environmental problems affect China's citizens and development plans.
  • Coverage of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao in three distinct chapters reflects the great diversity of the meanings of ''Greater China'' and ''the Chinese.''
  • Offers thorough coverage of China's history and physical geography
  • Seamlessly written by a distinguished and experienced team of geographers
  • Richly illustrated with maps, figures, tables, and photos
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 06
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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub, Inc.
Year Published: 2006
International: No



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