China from the Inside

Letters from an Economist

  • Liam Brunt

Table of contents

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About this book


This book delivers the fascinating account of one Western family’s time living and working in China. Told through a series of letters, China from the Inside: Letters from an Economist presents insights into the society and economy of a country that is often opaque to outsiders and poorly understood. The author’s expertise as an economist, and the family’s efforts to integrate into Chinese society, furnish a vivid and unique account. It provides a valuable new perspective on the Chinese worldview, social relations and economy, as well as informed opinion on its projected economic development.

Addressing issues ranging from the education system to the sustainability of economic growth, this is an accessible and engaging book that will be essential reading for all those interested in China and its future.



Chinese economics China’s development prospects Chinese society Economic anthropology Western perspectives Chinese censorship Asian economic growth Miracle growth Everyday life in China Economic development in China Communist China China’s society, economy and business Chinese education

Authors and affiliations

  • Liam Brunt
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  1. 1.Norwegian School of EconomicsBergenNorway

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-65671-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-65672-4
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