... well-researched and handsomely produced ... Red Capitalism in South China is a must for scholars interested in China and for anyone interested in the economic development strategies that might be employed by rural areas in general.
This book gives a particularly good account of the economic and spatial transformation of the Delta in the reform period ... The book is well written and produced, with arguments often supported by very good maps and graphs ... it is definitely a worthwhile library purchase.
(In this) clearly written and well-researched book ... Lin has successfully tested Western theories of economic and spatial development in the Pearl River Delta in the post-reform period ... He has made a great contribution to the literature on post-reform China, and this book should be read by all who are interested in China’s recent economic development. Indeed, it would make a good supplementary text for a course on the geography of China. It is hoped that a second edition will appear soon.
Part 1: Overview and Introduction
Part 2: National Context
2. The Operating System of Spatial Transformation
3. Maoist Plan-Ideological Space
4. Post-Mao Market-Regulatory Space
Part 3: Development of the Pearl River Delta
5. Economic and Spatial Transformation
6. Rural Industrialization
7. Transport Development
8. Influence of Hong Kong
Part 4: Conclusion and Discussion
9. Summary and Prospects
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