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The spatial dispersion of economic activities and development trends in China: 1952-1985


  • Tschangho John Kim

    () (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 111 T.B. Hall, 611 Lorado Taft, Champaign, IL 61820, USA)

  • Gerrit Knaap

    () (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 111 T.B. Hall, 611 Lorado Taft, Champaign, IL 61820, USA)


This paper reviews and analyzes the spatial dispersion of economic activities in the Peoples' Republic of China for the period of 1952-1985. The purpose of the paper is to shed light on the future prospect of spatial development in China. Specifically, the paper examines the relationship between spatial dispersions of economic activities and the central government's policy for economic development in past decades.

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  • Tschangho John Kim & Gerrit Knaap, 2001. "The spatial dispersion of economic activities and development trends in China: 1952-1985," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 35(1), pages 39-57.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:anresc:v:35:y:2001:i:1:p:39-57
    Note: Received: July 1998/Accepted: August 1999

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    1. Alexandra SCHAFFAR, 2008. "Regional Income Inequality And Urbanisation Trends In China: 1978-2005," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 28, pages 87-110.
    2. Xubei Luo & Nong Zhu & Heng-fu Zou, 2014. "China's Lagging Region Development And Targeted Transportation Infrastructure Investments," Annals of Economics and Finance, Society for AEF, vol. 15(1), pages 157-200, May.
    3. Lorentz, Harri & Töyli, Juuso & Solakivi, Tomi & Ojala, Lauri, 2016. "The effect of a geographically dispersed supply base on downside risk: Developing and testing the N-shaped theory," International Business Review, Elsevier, vol. 25(4), pages 872-882.

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