By James Jixian Wang

China has stepped forward dramatically when you consider that 1978 while the rustic begun its monetary reforms and spread out to the area economic climate. It took simply 3 a long time for China to enhance from a closed, centrally deliberate economic system with little sea-borne alternate into the world's moment biggest economic climate with the biggest box cargo quantity on the planet. the key coastal towns were gateways linking China with the realm and feature skilled swift urbanization and port development. How has such port development been accelerated and learned below powerful kingdom keep an eye on and intervention? How have ports and their towns affected one another? What classes can China’s port-cities study from different international locations, areas and towns? what's going to be the subsequent level of port-city interplays in China during this globalizing period? Answering those questions from a geographical standpoint, James Wang seems to be into 4 units of port-city relatives in China: financial and sensible kinfolk among port and town; port-city spatial kin; exterior community family of towns via ports; and port-city governance. those family formulate a conceptual framework that's used to interpret port-city interplays in person ports and towns but in addition in multi-port areas reminiscent of the Pearl River Delta. in line with the author’s personal examine and investigations into greater than 25 port towns in China over the last 18 years, this publication offers bright tales approximately China and problem current theories on port development.

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