China in the World Market: Chinese Industry and International Sources of Reform in the Post-Mao Era

Thomas G. Moore '85 examines the role of the outside world as a source of change in post-Mao China. Based on extensive documentary and interview material, the book adds the Chinese case to a long tradition of country-based studies by political economists, historians, and area specialists that have chronicled the experiences of developing countries as they enter specific industrial markets in the world economy. This book will be timely and provocative reading for anyone concerned with the nature of China's deepening participation in the world economy and its consequences for the country's development prospects, internal reforms, and foreign policy.

1. China as a latecomer in world industrial markets
2. The outside world as an impetus for change in China
3. Tailor to the world: China’s emergence as a global power in textiles
4. Beating the system with industrial restructuring: China’s response to the multifiber arrangement (MFA)
5. China looms large: reform and rationalization in the textile industry
6. Industrial change in the shadow of the MFA: the role of top-level strategy, mid-level intervention, and low-level demand in China’s textile industry
7. Chinese shipbuilding: the modest origins of an emerging industrial giant
8. Dangerous currents: navigating boom and bust cycles in international shipbuilding
9. Chinese shipbuilding and global surplus capacity: making a virtue out of necessity
10. Market-oriented solutions for industrial adjustment: the changing pattern of state intervention in Chinese shipbuilding
11. Who did what to whom?: making sense of the reform process in China’s shipbuilding industry
12. External shocks, state capacity, and national responses for economic adjustment: explaining industrial change in China
13. China in the contemporary international political economy
Appendix: contours of the research effort.

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