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Wen-hsin Yeh

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780520219236

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520219236.001.0001

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Engineering China: Birth of the Developmental State, 1928–1937

Engineering China: Birth of the Developmental State, 1928–1937

(p.137) Four Engineering China: Birth of the Developmental State, 1928–1937
Becoming Chinese

C. Kirby William

University of California Press

This chapter examines the nature of the Nationalist party-state and the history of the developmental state in China during the period from 1928 to 1937. It argues that the Republican years witnessed the birth of a transformative Chinese state that would be the leading agent of industrialization. It contends that despite the right-wing social effects of many of its policies, the Nationalist government was the first modernizing state to plot out the integrated economic and industrial development of a reunified China.

Keywords:   Nationalist party-state, developmental state, China, industrialization, social effects, economic development, industrial development

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