The Historic Economy of China


This is china. The second largest economy in the world, home to the largest population in the world and the most aggressive economic expansion in modern history. Most people watching this video now would have seen china go from a collection of mostly peasent farmers into the economic powerhouse it is today within their lifetimes. The economic development of china has amongst other things also contributed heavily to the massive drop in absolute global poverty we have seen today.

Modern day china is so massive and influential that a rundown of its economy will not fit into a single video so just like the previous video’s on the united states we will be breaking it down into a video series with a particular focus per video

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Music – Chinese Pop Songs Piano ~ Relaxing Piano Music (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2X1dtPScpI&t=467s)

References –

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Chai, J.C., 1998. China: Transition to a market economy. OUP Catalogue

The annual data of China’s GDP published on China NBS: National data – annual – national accounts – Cross Domestic Product Archived 14 June 2018

Chi-Yun, C.H.E.N., 2005. Han Dynasty China: Economy, Society, and State Power–A Review of Cho-yun Hsu, Han Agriculture: The Formation of Early Chinese Agrarian Economy

Cheung, Y.W., Lai, K.S. and Bergman, M., 2004. Dissecting the PPP puzzle: the unconventional roles of nominal exchange rate and price adjustments. Journal of International Economics

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Chang, J.K., 1969. Industrial Development in Pre-Communist China: A Quantitative Analysis. Aldine Publishing Company

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