Wu Jinglian: Voice of Reform in China (MIT Press)

4 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780262019439: Wu Jinglian: Voice of Reform in China (MIT Press)

Writings by Wu Jinglian map not only China's path to economic reform but also the intellectual evolution of China's most influential economist.

For more than thirty years, Wu Jinglian has been widely regarded as China's most celebrated and influential economist. In the late 1970s, Wu (b. 1930) was one of a small group of economic thinkers who broke with Marxist concepts and learned the principles of a market economy. Since then he has been at the center of economic reform in China, moving seamlessly as an "insider outsider" between academic and policy roles. In recent years, Wu has emerged as a prominent public intellectual fighting not just for market reform but also for a democratic society backed by the rule of law. This book presents many of Wu's most important writings, a number of them appearing in English for the first time. Each section offers an informative introductory essay by Barry Naughton, the volume's editor and an expert on China's economy.

The book begins with Wu's most recent articles, which make clear his belief that gradual marketization combined with institutional development will make Chinese society fairer and less corrupt. Biographical writings follow, accompanied by a richly insightful text by Naughton on Wu's life and career. Writings from the 1980s and 1990s, written originally for a small audience of policy makers, demonstrate how Wu shaped China's early reform path; essays and articles from the late 1990s and early 2000s reflect Wu's new role as an advocate for broader reforms. Taken together, these texts map not only China's path to economic reform but also Wu's own intellectual evolution.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Barry Naughton, an economist, is Professor and Sokwanlok Chair at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of Growing Out of the Plan: Chinese Economic Reform, 1978--1993 and The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth (MIT Press). Wu Jinglian, one of the principal architects of China's economic reform, worked in the Institute of Economics of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and the State Council Development Research Center in China. He has held positions at Oxford, Stanford, Yale, and MIT.

Review:

Almost every page of this book is insightful on Chinese economics or politics or usually both together.

(Tyler Cowen Marginal Revolution)

Decades from now, future generations will look back at the turn of the twenty-first century and ask how China moved away from the socialist planned economy system and engineered one of the most spectacular stories of economic growth in human history. There will be no shortage of books devoted to analyzing these processes. In relative -- if not total -- shortage will be stories told by the actors who played major roles in this historical transformation. This rare and valuable volume, based on writings and stories of one of China's most influential economists and public intellectuals, Wu Jinglian, will serve that important function. It provides materials from a unique angle for contemporary readers to appreciate and understand the processes of China's reforms.

(Wang Feng, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Non-resident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution)

Wu Jinglian has long been a critical figure in the Chinese reform process, at once an intellectual mastermind behind several key policies and a trenchant observer of the process as a whole. To the best of my knowledge, this book represents the first comprehensive English -- language presentation of Professor Wu's writings. Moreover those writings are coupled with insightful commentary by Barry Naughton, one of the world's foremost experts on the Chinese economy. This volume offers a crucial window onto the intellectual foundations of China's ongoing economic transformation.

(Edward Steinfeld, Professor of Political Economy, MIT, and co-director of the China Energy Group in the MIT Industrial Performance Center)

Naughton's focus on Wu Jinglian, whom he rightly identifies as a key contributor to the lengthy gestation of China's reform and marketization, is both attractive and timely. Naughton gives the reader a sense of the entire milieu in which debate and, eventually, Chinese reform occurred, as well as highlighting the issues and some of the personalities involved.

(Thomas G. Rawski, Professor of Economics and History, University of Pittsburgh)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Naughton, Barry J.
Published by MIT Press
ISBN 10: 0262019434 ISBN 13: 9780262019439
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MIT Press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0262019434

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Naughton, Barry J.
ISBN 10: 0262019434 ISBN 13: 9780262019439
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # TM-9780262019439

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Published by MIT Press Ltd, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0262019434 ISBN 13: 9780262019439
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MIT Press Ltd, United States, 2013. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Writings by Wu Jinglian map not only China s path to economic reform but also the intellectual evolution of China s most influential economist.For more than thirty years, Wu Jinglian has been widely regarded as China s most celebrated and influential economist. In the late 1970s, Wu (b. 1930) was one of a small group of economic thinkers who broke with Marxist concepts and learned the principles of a market economy. Since then he has been at the center of economic reform in China, moving seamlessly as an insider outsider between academic and policy roles. In recent years, Wu has emerged as a prominent public intellectual fighting not just for market reform but also for a democratic society backed by the rule of law. This book presents many of Wu s most important writings, a number of them appearing in English for the first time. Each section offers an informative introductory essay by Barry Naughton, the volume s editor and an expert on China s economy.The book begins with Wu s most recent articles, which make clear his belief that gradual marketization combined with institutional development will make Chinese society fairer and less corrupt. Biographical writings follow, accompanied by a richly insightful text by Naughton on Wu s life and career. Writings from the 1980s and 1990s, written originally for a small audience of policy makers, demonstrate how Wu shaped China s early reform path; essays and articles from the late 1990s and early 2000s reflect Wu s new role as an advocate for broader reforms. Taken together, these texts map not only China s path to economic reform but also Wu s own intellectual evolution. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9780262019439

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Published by MIT Press Ltd, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0262019434 ISBN 13: 9780262019439
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MIT Press Ltd, United States, 2013. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Writings by Wu Jinglian map not only China s path to economic reform but also the intellectual evolution of China s most influential economist.For more than thirty years, Wu Jinglian has been widely regarded as China s most celebrated and influential economist. In the late 1970s, Wu (b. 1930) was one of a small group of economic thinkers who broke with Marxist concepts and learned the principles of a market economy. Since then he has been at the center of economic reform in China, moving seamlessly as an insider outsider between academic and policy roles. In recent years, Wu has emerged as a prominent public intellectual fighting not just for market reform but also for a democratic society backed by the rule of law. This book presents many of Wu s most important writings, a number of them appearing in English for the first time. Each section offers an informative introductory essay by Barry Naughton, the volume s editor and an expert on China s economy.The book begins with Wu s most recent articles, which make clear his belief that gradual marketization combined with institutional development will make Chinese society fairer and less corrupt. Biographical writings follow, accompanied by a richly insightful text by Naughton on Wu s life and career. Writings from the 1980s and 1990s, written originally for a small audience of policy makers, demonstrate how Wu shaped China s early reform path; essays and articles from the late 1990s and early 2000s reflect Wu s new role as an advocate for broader reforms. Taken together, these texts map not only China s path to economic reform but also Wu s own intellectual evolution. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9780262019439

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Published by MIT Press Ltd, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0262019434 ISBN 13: 9780262019439
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MIT Press Ltd, United States, 2013. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Writings by Wu Jinglian map not only China s path to economic reform but also the intellectual evolution of China s most influential economist.For more than thirty years, Wu Jinglian has been widely regarded as China s most celebrated and influential economist. In the late 1970s, Wu (b. 1930) was one of a small group of economic thinkers who broke with Marxist concepts and learned the principles of a market economy. Since then he has been at the center of economic reform in China, moving seamlessly as an insider outsider between academic and policy roles. In recent years, Wu has emerged as a prominent public intellectual fighting not just for market reform but also for a democratic society backed by the rule of law. This book presents many of Wu s most important writings, a number of them appearing in English for the first time. Each section offers an informative introductory essay by Barry Naughton, the volume s editor and an expert on China s economy.The book begins with Wu s most recent articles, which make clear his belief that gradual marketization combined with institutional development will make Chinese society fairer and less corrupt. Biographical writings follow, accompanied by a richly insightful text by Naughton on Wu s life and career. Writings from the 1980s and 1990s, written originally for a small audience of policy makers, demonstrate how Wu shaped China s early reform path; essays and articles from the late 1990s and early 2000s reflect Wu s new role as an advocate for broader reforms. Taken together, these texts map not only China s path to economic reform but also Wu s own intellectual evolution. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780262019439

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Barry J. Naughton
Published by MIT Press
ISBN 10: 0262019434 ISBN 13: 9780262019439
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MIT Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9780262019439

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.26
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Barry J. Naughton
Published by The MIT Press 2013-10-11, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2013)
ISBN 10: 0262019434 ISBN 13: 9780262019439
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The MIT Press 2013-10-11, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2013. hardback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780262019439

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.00
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Naughton, Barry J. (Editor)
Published by Mit Pr (2013)
ISBN 10: 0262019434 ISBN 13: 9780262019439
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mit Pr, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 384 pages. 9.00x6.10x1.40 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0262019434

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.00
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Naughton, Barry J.
Published by MIT Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 0262019434 ISBN 13: 9780262019439
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description MIT Press, 2013. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # WM-9780262019439

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.00
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

NAUGHTON
ISBN 10: 0262019434 ISBN 13: 9780262019439
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. Hardback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780262019439 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE01290330

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.67
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book