China Story Yearbook 2017: Prosperity

Jane Golley, Linda Jaivin

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Abstract

    A ‘moderately prosperous society’ with no Chinese individual left behind—that’s the vision for China set out by Chinese President Xi Jinping in a number of important speeches in 2017. ‘Moderate’ prosperity may seem like a modest goal for a country with more billionaires (609 at last count) than the US. But the ‘China Story’ is a complex one. The China Story Yearbook 2017: Prosperity surveys the important events, pronouncements, and personalitites that defined 2017. It also presents a range of perspectives, from the global to the individual, the official to the unofficial, from mainland China to Hong Kong and Taiwan. Together, the stories present a richly textured portrait of a nation that in just forty years has lifted itself from universal poverty to (unequally distributed) wealth, changing itself and the world in the process.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationActon, Australia
    PublisherANU Press
    Number of pages400
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9781760462031
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

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