This is a selection of resources on Guangdong available from the NLB catalogue or the Internet and is not meant to be an exhaustive list. If you know of or come across more useful resources, please drop us a note so that we can share them with our readers.
NLB print and digital resources
Shenzhen: From factory of the world to world city
This book covers the history and transformation of Shenzhen in Guangdong from a fishing village to a special economic and urban reform city in Guangdong, China. It documents its planning and urbanisation issues.
All rights reserved, Almere: International New Town Institute, 2016.
Chinese economists on economic reform – Collected works of Wang Mengkui
This publication provides an inside view on the Chinese economists who were the architects of China’s economic reform. Of special interest is chapter three which contains surveys relating to land reallocation and the extension of land-use contracts in rural Jiangmen, Guangdong province.
All rights reserved, London: Routledge, 2014.
Southern China: Industry, development, and industrial policy
This is an updated analysis of the last three decades of development in the southern Guangdong province. It also sheds light on the industrial development policies promoted by governments at the different levels.
All rights reserved, New York: Routledge, 2013.
Remaking China’s great cities: Space and culture in urban housing, renewal, and expansion
The author provides an account of the spatial transformations in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou (capital city of the Guangdong province) under the People’s Republic of China. It focuses on thematic topics such as urban planning, urban form, urban political economy and cultural change.
All rights reserved, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2014.
Hainan, Guangdong & Southwest China
An essential guide that highlights the top sights and less travelled zones including travel tips such as cultural insights, food, sight-seeing, shopping and hidden gems around these areas.
Retrieved from OverDrive. (myLibrary ID is required to access this ebook.)
Guangdong’s innovation in land use
Find out more about the land renewal scheme implemented in Guangdong to address land shortage resulting from high though uneven economic growth in the province. Some of the cities did better than others while some faced obstacles in classifying property rights and convincing local government to share interests derived from value-added land with farmers.
All rights reserved, Singapore: East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore, 2013.
Does water governance matter to water sector performance? Evidence from ten provinces in China
This paper assesses the data on water governance in 10 Chinese provinces (including Liaoning, Guangdong, Jiangsu and Sichuan) and explores the effects of water governance on the availability of water resources, the adequacy of drinking water and water productivity.
Retrieved from ProQuest Central. (myLibrary ID is required to access this database).
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Guangzhou starts construction of 5 mega projects
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Singapore, China leaders laud deep, growing ties
The article details the signing of a MOU between China’s State Intellectual Property Office, Singapore’s Intellectual Property Office and the People’s Government of Guangdong Province. The MOU establishes a framework agreement for all three parties to work together so as to facilitate the Intellectual Reform pilot programme in Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City.
South China expands as a huge market for U.S. wood and wood products
China is the largest market in the world for U.S. wood and wood products, with nearly 30 percent going to South China alone. The article also highlights that the demand continues to be strong for both U.S. hardwoods and softwoods, with hardwoods mainly used for furniture production and flooring, while softwoods are used in the furniture and the building sectors. Guangdong province in South China has the largest number of furniture producing companies in China, and is also the largest distribution centre for imported woods.
Best-performing cities: China 2016
This report analyses official data to track the economic performance of China’s best-performing cities. The ranking is based on nine indicators including job growth, wage growth, gross regional product per capita growth and foreign direct investment growth.