Virtual Book Tours

Chinese Village, Global Market: New Collectives and Rural Development
Anthony Saich and Biliang Hu, Palgrave Macmillan Publishers Limited, 2012

This book is a story of one village, Yantian, and its remarkable economic and social transformation. The village sits in the Pearl River Delta, the engine of China's emergence as the hub of global manufacturing and production.  In this Virtual Book Tour, Anthony Saich summarizes the book's findings, which resulted from nearly 20 years of field work by the authors

Governance and Politics of China

Governance and Politics of China
Anthony Saich, Third Edition, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010

In this substantially revised third edition, Anthony Saich delivers a thorough introduction to all aspects of politics and governance in post-Mao China, taking full account of the changes of the Seventeenth Party Congress and Eleventh National People's Congress. In this Virtual Book Tour, he offers an introduction to the book's findings.

China Urbanizes: Consequences, Strategies, and Policies

China Urbanizes: Consequences, Strategies, and Policies
Anthony Saich and Shahid Yusuf, editors, World Bank Publications, 2008

Over the next 10-15 years, China's urbanization rate is expected to rise from 43 percent to well over 50 percent, adding an additional 200 million mainly rural migrants to the current urban population of 560 million. Anthony Saich elaborates on how China copes with such a large migration flow in this Virtual Book Tour of China Urbanizes.

Providing Public Goods in Transitional China

Providing Public Goods in Transitional China
Anthony Saich, Palgrave Macmillan Publishers Limited, 2008

China’s leaders faced a major challenge to provide citizens with acceptable social welfare during the economic transition. Providing Public Goods comprises a detailed study of health care, disease control, social insurance, and social relief. In this Virtual Book Tour, Anthony Saich summarizes the book's research.