Week II (updated 8 Jan 2013)

Note: for obvious reasons, I don’t put chapters of our texts on the web! As an experiment, I am posting links to sakai so that I can leave this page publicly accessible.

Readings:

Hessler, Country Driving, Book I (through page 122).

Handouts:

To Live overview to the film To Live! (tentatively to be shown the evening of Thur 17 Jan)

Supplements:

Amos, Paul, Bullock, Dick and Sondhi, Jitendra (2010). “High-Speed Rail: The Fast Track to Economic Development?” Washington, D.C.: World Bank. Report 55856 prepared for World Bank Transportation Coordinator, Beijing.

Bai, Chong-En and Qian, Yingyi (2010). Infrastructure development in China: The cases of electricity, highways, and railways. Journal of Comparative Economics, 38, pp. 34-51.

Brown, Philip H., Bulte, Erwin and Zhang, Xiaobo (2010). Positional Spending and Status Seeking in Rural China. CGIAR. May, IFPRI Discussion Paper 00983.

Huang, Jikun, Otsuka, Keijiro and Rozelle, Scott (2008). Agriculture in China’s Development: Past Disappointments, Recent Successes, and Future Challenges. In: Loren Brandt and Thomas G. Rawski, eds., China’s Great Economic Transformation. New York: Cambridge University Press, Chapter 13, pp. 467-505.

Roberts, Mark, Deichmann, Uwe, Fingleton, Bernard and Shi, Tuo (2010). “On the Road to Prosperity? The Economic Geography of China’s National Expressway Network.” World Bank. November, Policy Research Working Paper 5479.

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