Rongxing Guo is currently a professor and Head of the Regional Economics Committee at the Regional Science Association of China at Peking University. He is also Visiting Fellow for Foreign Policy at the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, at the Brookings Institution.
Guo specializes in regional economics with an emphasis on Chinese economic issues and in cross-border and cross-cultural issues. He has over 20 years of experience in teaching and research in China, as well as in Australia, Japan, South Korea, Italy, Germany, and the US. His recent research projects include cross-cultural economic management, intercultural economic analysis, cross-border resource management, conflict management in disputed areas, economic growth and income distribution, and Chinese economic reform.
In 2008, Guo received an award for Outstanding Research in the Ninth Global Development Conference held in Australia. He has published more than 20 books in both English and Chinese.
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Chapter 1: A brief history of China.
The origins of the nation.
Rise and fall of the empire.
China in the new millennium.
Chapter 2: Spatial and administrative divisions.
Southern and northern parts.
Chapter 3: The foundation of the Chinese economy (I).
Land and water.
Minerals and energy resources.
Chapter 4: The foundation of the Chinese economy (II).
Labor and education.
Chapter 5: Political and economic systems.
Party versus state.
State and market.
Finance and banking.
Chapter 6: Economic growth and social justice.
Regional economic differences.
How (un)equal is the Chinese society?
Poverty and social security.
Chapter 7: International economic engagement.
China opens its door.
Foreign direct investment.
Chapter 8: Studying Chinese economics: Key issues.
Why China has a collectivistic culture.
Why China adopted a gradual economic reform.
Why the Chinese economy cannot be spatially optimized.
Why China's long-term growth isn’t sustainable.
A historical chronology.
China's cultural similarity with your country.