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              Hyperinflation: A World History
               

              Hyperinflation: A World History (Hardback)

              By Liping, He

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              Since 1970s when the world was experiencing an age of inflation , a great volume of academic research about hyperinflation has been conducted. However, it is also true that parrot-like superficial talks abound, without questioning the economic, political and social foundations ex...isting underneath the economic phenomenon. Based on research results of contemporary economists, media reports and historical works, this book will be the most comprehensive narrative of all major events of hyperinflation worldwide from the turn of the first millennium to the mid-2010s. Firstly, it gives a brief illustration of the basic concepts of hyperinflation, starting with the definitions and price measurement. Then it traces and analyzes all major episodes of hyperinflation that occurred over the past two thousand years or so, from the earliest incidence to the four tidal waves in the 20th century, and to the three latest episodes in the 21st century. Using basic concepts in modern finance such as indexation and dollarization, this book explains why hyperinflation in some countries could explode into astronomical levels, while rhythms of hyperinflation in the 20th century world are in resonance of megatrends in world economy and politics. Finally, this book underscores the importance of policy making, institutional building and international relations in the process of hyperinflation and stabilization. Scholars and students studying money and finance, economic history, international finance and economics will be attracted by this book.
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              ISBN 9781138560086
              Released NZ 9 Oct 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series China Perspectives
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              Climate Change and Industry Structure in China: CO2 Emission Features

              Climate Change and Industry Structure in China: CO2 Emission Features (Hardback)

              By Wei, Chu

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              Translaton of: Zhongguo er yang hua tan pai fang te zheng yu jian pai zhan leue yan jiu; translated with permission from China Renmin University Press.

              ISBN 9781138330771
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2020
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              China Economic Transition Research

              China Economic Transition Research (Hardback)

              By Zhao, Renwei

              • RRP: $306.00
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              China has experienced radical economic and societal change since the initiation of the reform process in 1978. These changes have greatly affected various aspects of people's livelihoods and inspired scholars to reconsider the relationship between planning and the market in China.... This book is a collection of fourteen papers by Zhao Renwei, the former director of the Institute of Economics of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. First, the author discusses his views on the relationship between planning and the market in Chinese society before subsequently going on to examine the changes in economic systems of the intervening decades, using examples and economic models, and then drawing conclusions for policy. The book will appeal to students and scholars interested in China's social and economic reform.
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              ISBN 9780367416973
              Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
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              Dialogues on the Theory and Practice of Literary Translation

              Dialogues on the Theory and Practice of Literary Translation (Hardback)

              By Jun, Xu

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              Translation of: Wen xue fan yi de li lun yu shi jian: fan yi dui hua lu.

              ISBN 9780367254445
              Released NZ 26 Aug 2019
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              Contemporary China's Diplomacy
               

              Contemporary China's Diplomacy (Hardback)

              By Qu, Xing; Zhong, Longbiao

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              With the second-largest economy and rapidly growing military strength, China is now an emerging regional and global superpower, which makes it confronted with a sudden increase in opportunities, pressures and conflicts in terms of international issues. This book gives a comprehen...sive and systematic introduction to the development of China's diplomatic strategies since the 1980s, which have been changed approximately every ten years to cope with the complicated and changing international situations. In 1980s, China took non-alignment to create a solid external environment for the reform and opening-up which had just been initiated. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, upheaval in Eastern Europe and the end of the Cold War in 1990s, China adopted the principle of keeping a low profile and making some contributions , to adhere to the road of socialism while avoid making enemies. Nowadays, due to the continuous enhancement of national power and international status, China replaces making some contributions with making positive actions , to get more actively involved in international affairs. This book will be a valuable reference for studies in China's diplomacy and international relations. Readers interested in contemporary China will also be attracted by it.
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              ISBN 9781138855069
              Released NZ 31 Oct 2017
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              Scientists' Impact on Decision-making: A Case Study of the China Hi-Tech Research and Development Program
               

              Scientists' Impact on Decision-making: A Case Study of the China Hi-Tech Research and Development Program (Hardback)

              By Peng, Ru

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              With the increasing influence of science and technology (S&T) on socioeconomic life and public affairs, there has been a growing demand for S&T expertise in today's public decision-making. The National High Technology Research and Development Program (863 Program), involving hund...reds of S&T experts, marked the beginning of a new journey for China's high-tech development. This book discusses China's S&T decision-making mechanism, with the 863 Program as the central case and scientist' influence on public decision-making as the focus. More importantly, it extracts three key elements to analyze the determinative factors behind that influence - knowledge, value and institutions, and proposed a KIV framework of macro-analysis. The KIV, being the first framework to generalize factors that could affect scientists' influence on public decision-making, is of both theoretical significance and innovative value. In addition, by finding out those factors, this book attempts to create a decision-making environment conducive to scientists' contribution of their knowledge.
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              ISBN 9781138900165
              Released NZ 13 Dec 2016
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              Assessing Listening for Chinese English Learners: Developing a Communicative Listening Comprehension Test Suite for CET
               

              Assessing Listening for Chinese English Learners: Developing a Communicative Listening Comprehension Test Suite for CET (Hardback)

              By Zhixin, Pan

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              This book reports in detail the newly developed Communicative Listening Comprehension Test (CLCT) for the National College English Test (CET) of China. Following the principles of communicative testing in general and test construction approach proposed by Bachman and Palmer (1996...) in particular, the project develops CLCT for CET-4 and CET-6. The research begins with the construction of frameworks of listening task characteristics and communicative listening ability. Subsequently, based on a survey of Chinese college students' English listening needs and an analysis of listening tasks in influential English listening course books and public tests, CLCT-4 and CLCT-6 test specifications are developed. Finally, sample papers are produced and a series of posteriori studies are conducted to examine the difficulty and usefulness of the newly developed notes-completion task type in two CLCT tests. As an example of successful integration of communicative testing theories and test construction practice, this research provides valuable insights into listening test development for other large-scale tests.
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              ISBN 9781138695566
              Released NZ 13 Dec 2016
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              Building the Rule of Law in China: Ideas, Praxis and Institutional Design

              Building the Rule of Law in China: Ideas, Praxis and Institutional Design (Hardback)

              By Ji, Weidong

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              After thirty years of Mao era (1949-1979) which was struggle-based, the Communist Party of China has begun to change its position as a pioneering revolutionary party, evolving into a universal ruling party that transcends class interests. Meanwhile, administrative and judicial re...forms oriented toward a more efficient, serving government and the rule of law have been actively carried out. As the earliest work on constructive jurisprudence of new proceduralism in China, this book elaborates on the ideological confrontation on the direction of China . It includes academic debates on politics and law which the author has been involved in, and top-level institutional design in China. Besides, this book introduces, analyzes and evaluates the focus of Chinese contemporary jurisprudence, making some critical summarizing propositions on the practical experiences. A review of Western contemporary jurisprudence and the forefront of legal research is also covered, aiming to provide ideological resources for the rule of law in China. Scholars and students in Chinese legal and social transformation studies will be attracted by this book. Furthermore, it will help different civilizations conduct rational dialogues on justice and order.
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              ISBN 9781138089105
              Released NZ 12 Dec 2017
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              Merchants and Society in Modern China: Rise of Merchant Groups

              Merchants and Society in Modern China: Rise of Merchant Groups (Hardback)

              By Lixing, Tang

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              In ancient China, as the lowermost class in the social hierarchy, merchants were viewed as greedy and immoral, commanding little respect. But since 16th century when China entered modern times with the sprout of capitalism, merchants have become a strong force to transform the an...cient society. By absorbing methods of anthropology, psychology, geography, economics, as well as cultural and genealogical studies, this book explores the development and rise of the merchant in modern China. To start with, it examines the golden times of the merchant and the dilemmas facing them in the two-millennia-long traditional society where the pro-agriculture and anti-commerce policy was implemented. With the economic development, merchant groups gradually came into being and formed an active social class in modern era. Major merchant groups, their psychological integration, the interaction between merchants and capitalism in China are specifically studied. Also, merchants' role in the communal life is analyzed, including their contribution to the making and expansion of modern communities, which promotes China's social transformation. With a multi-faceted description of Chinese merchants whose development interweaves with the transformation of the ancient country, this book will appeal to scholars and students in economics, history, sociology, and cultural studies. Readers interested in Chinese culture and social history will also be attracted by it.
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              ISBN 9781138089129
              Released NZ 18 Dec 2017
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              Chinese Macroeconomic Operation
               

              Chinese Macroeconomic Operation (Hardback)

              By Shucheng, Liu

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              Liu Shucheng is a famous Chinese economist who has a major impact on the study of China's macroeconomics and quantitative economics. Selecting some of Liu's representative studies on Chinese macroeconomy, this book will be a valuable reference for understanding and studying Chine...se economy. The first five papers appear in the author's collected works for the first time. They mainly study the overall balance of Chinese macroeconomic operation and the relative economic mathematical models. The commodity-currency balance sheet improved the earliest input-output model introduced to China in the 1980s, and the author's frontier research is of great importance for Chinese economic study. In attempting to solve the problems caused by incontrollable fixed assets investment, the author examines the periodicity of fixed assets investment in China, including the characteristics, causes, and the impact of investment periodic fluctuation on economic periodic fluctuation. Besides, the author studies Phillips curves in China in a comprehensive and intensive way. These in-depth analysis provide original insights based on the author's extensive research.
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              ISBN 9781138898677
              Released NZ 22 Mar 2017
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