"This impressive collection of twenty chapters provides a comprehensive, penetrating, and timely analysis of China's remarkable economic transformation in the past three decades, one of the most significant economic events with global importance. All of the chapters are written by some of today's most active experts on China's economy, and many chapters jointly with the distinguished experts in the specific area of the discipline. The authors do not analyze China's case in isolation but place it in the general context of economic development and transition and the experiences of other economies; and they do not simply amass the numbers but interpret the data in light of economic theories. It is a valuable book for those who want to gain an in-depth knowledge about China's economic achievements, shortcomings, and challenges." - Yingyi Qian, University of California, Berkeley
"China's Great Economic Transformation of the last thirty years is one of the most important economic events in history. The volume edited by Brandt and Rawski, with contributions from an impressive array of world class China scholars and economists, is by far the most comprehensive attempt to date at understanding this phenomenon. This volume will be for many years to come the top reference to understand China's growing role in the world economy." - Gerard Roland, Berkeley University
"This book collects masterful surveys of all important aspects of the Chinese economy by some of the leading experts in the field. The sheer comprehensiveness is impressive. It is highly useful to both people who need a quick introduction to the subject and to other China researchers." - Shang-Jin Wei, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University
"A valuable reference for collections supporting development economics and China studies. Recommended." - Choice
"There is an old Chinese saying that 'A book holds a house of gold.' This volume edited by two eminent scholars on China is an impressive achievement and certainly yields a treasure trove of detailed information and thoughtful analysis of the Chinese economy.... What makes this volume stand out from the crowd is the sheer wealth of material that is brought to bear on different aspects of the growth process and their implications for economic welfare and sustainability of that growth.... This volume is indeed destined to become part of the essential collection of reference and source materials for scholars as well as students of the Chinese economy." - Eswar Prasad, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, The Brookings Institution
"China's Great Economic Transformation is a fine, comprehensive set of discussions of China's economy from the late 1970s, when the reform period begain, until around 2006.... If the editors had been intimidated by the rapidity of change and retreated from aiming at their moving target, this useful and informative book would not exist and we would be the poorer for it. China's Great Economic Transformation will serve very well, at least for a few more years, as a comprehensive reader in courses on China's economy." - Carl Riskin, Queens College, CUNY and Columbia University, The China Journal
Three decades of astonishing and unexpected growth have rocketed China's economy from poverty to growing prosperity. This book explains why China's economy grew so rapidly in spite of many weaknesses and shows how China's boom began and how it was extended.