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Truths and Half Truths

China’s Socio-Economic Reforms from 1978-2010

Authors: Ferdinand Gul, Haitian Lu Publisher: Elsevier Science Publication date: 2011 Publication language: Angielski Number of pages: 282 Publication formats: EAN: 9781780632773 ISBN: 9781780632773 Category: Economics, finance, business & management Publisher's index: 9781780632773 Bibliographic note: Dr Haitian Lu is Assistant Professor in Law at the School of Accounting and Finance, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and is the Program Director of the Masters of Science in China Business Studies. Dr. Lu obtained a PhD. In Law from National University of Singapore and specializes in Chinese law, economics and society. Prior to joining the Hong Kong Polytechnic Univeristy, Dr. Lu worked for the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights in Geneva and a leading law firm in Singapore.


Truths and Half Truths is aimed at economic and social science academics and students who are interested in the dynamics of China’s institutional development and societal transformation. Covering the complexity of the social, economic, and governance reforms behind the economic miracles achieved by China since its reform in 1978, and particularly in the past twenty years, this book provides much needed insight and critical thinking on major aspects of China’s reform. Topics include employment, environment, anti-poverty; urbanization and rural development; education, corruption, political regime and media. Readers will be able to re-evaluate the costs and benefits of China’s modernization from a point-of-view of sustainability.

  • Written by highly knowledgeable and well respected academics in law and economics with decades of experience in China studies
  • Provides an insight from academic points of view written in a reader-friendly journalistic style
  • An integrated monograph; each chapter addresses a particular area of reform and can be read independently

Author's affiliation

Haitian Lu: Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong