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On Keynes and China: Keynesianism 'with Chinese Characteristics'


  • Malcolm Warner

    (Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge)


This paper examines the relationship between the British economist, J. M. Keynes and his influence on China. It is divided into three sections, respectively covering the early, interim and later periods of this link. The first section deals with his initial interest in the ‘Middle Kingdom’; the next one deals with the translation of his main works and the diffusion of his ideas in Republican China; and the last deals with the influence of his thinking in the People’s Republic of China, after 1978, up to the present time, vis–à–vis the notion of ‘Keynesianism with Chinese Characteristics’.

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  • Malcolm Warner, 2014. "On Keynes and China: Keynesianism 'with Chinese Characteristics'," Working Papers 201402, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.
  • Handle: RePEc:jbs:wpaper:201402

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