Yunnan-A Chinese Bridgehead to Asia, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0857094459
  • ISBN-13: 9780857094452
  • DDC: 338.95135
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 250 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The Chinese Government's five-year strategy for social and economic development to 2015 includes the aim of making the southwestern province of Yunnan a bridgehead for 'opening the country' to southeast Asia and south Asia. Yunnan - A Chinese Bridgehead to Asia traces the dynamic process which has led to this policy goal, a process through which Yunnan is being repositioned from a southwestern periphery of the People's Republic of China to a 'bridgehead' between China and its regional neighbours. It shows how this has been expressed in ideas and policy frameworks, involvement in regional institutions, infrastructure development, and changing trade and investment flows, from the 1980s to the present.Detailing the wider context of the changes in China's global interactions, especially in Asia, the book uses Yunnan's case to demonstrate the extent of provincial agency in global interactions in reform-era China, and provides new insights into both China's relationships with its Asian neighbours and the increasingly important economic engagement between developing countries.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures and Tables.
List of Abbreviations.
Note on use of Chinese.
About the Author.
Map of Asia.
Yunnan Timeline.
Yunnan Place Names in Chinese.
1: Introduction: Why Yunnan?.
2: China in a Changing World.
3: Yunnan's History in Regional Perspective.
4: Repositioning Yunnan: Ideas and Policy.
5: Yunnan and Regional Institutions.
6: Infrastructure Development.
7: From Border Trade to ‘Going Out’.
8: Conclusion.