Title To Get Rich Is Glorious
Subtitle Challenges Facing China’s Economic Reform and Opening at Forty
Author Jacques deLisle, Avery Goldstein
ISBN 9780815737254
List price USD 34.99
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 365
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Brookings Institution Press
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Review of the Book:

“This volume raises new and very important themes in the study of China’s economy. The contributors and editors are an all-star lineup of scholars who provide a long-term perspective on the reforms that explain how China got to where it is economically and shed light on the country’s current strengths and weaknesses. There is a dearth of good writing that covers the entire arc of China’s economic reform over the past 40 years, and this volume is an antidote. It will serve as a standard reference for policymakers, scholars, and students.”

Margaret Pearson, Harrison Distinguished Professor, Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland


In 1978, China launched economic reforms that have resulted in one of history’s most dramatic national transformations. The reforms removed bureaucratic obstacles to economic growth and tapped China’s immense reserves of labor and entrepreneurial talent to unleash unparalleled economic growth in the country. In the four decades since, China has become the world’s second-largest economy after the United States, and a leading force in international trade and investment.

As the contributors to this volume show, China also faces daunting challenges in sustaining growth, continuing its economic transformation, addressing the adverse consequences of economic success, and dealing with mounting suspicion from the United States and other trade and investment partners. China also confronts risks stemming from the project to expand its influence across the globe through infrastructure investments and other projects under the Belt and Road Initiative. At the same time, China’s current leader, Xi Jinping, appears determined to make his own lasting mark on the country and on China’s use of its economic clout to shape the world around it.


Introduction: China’s Economic Reform and Opening at Forty • Past Accomplishments and Emerging Challenges (Jacques Delisle & Avery Goldstein)


Part I: Enlivening the Domestic Economy

Chapter One. China’s Domestic Economy • From “Enlivening” to “Steerage” (Barry Naughton)

Chapter Two. Reflections on Forty Years of Rural Reform (Jean C. OI)

Chapter Three. Varieties of Capitalism in China • Private-Sector Development During the Xi Jinping Era (Yasheng Huang)

Chapter Four. Financial Repression Still • Policy Concerns and Stagnation in China’s Corporate Bond Market (Victor C. Shih)


Part II: Opening to the Outside

Chapter Five. Four Decades of Reforming China’s International Economic Role (David Dollar)

Chapter Six. China’s Emergence as a Trading Power and Tensions with the West (Yukon Huang)

Chapter Seven. Regulating China’s Inward FDI • Changes, Challenges, and the Future (Xiaojun Li)

Chapter Eight. Great Leap Outward • Chinese ODI and the Belt and Road Initiative (Tom Miller)





About the Editors:

Jacques deLisle is Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law, professor of political science, and deputy director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania, and director of the Asia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

Avery Goldstein is David M. Knott Professor of Global Politics and International Relations, director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China, and associate director of the Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics at the University of Pennsylvania.

Target Audience:

It will serve as a standard reference for policymakers, economists, scholars, and students interested in China’s economic transformation.


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