By James Jixian Wang

China has stepped forward dramatically when you consider that 1978 while the rustic began its fiscal reforms and unfolded to the area economic system. It took merely 3 a long time for China to enhance from a closed, centrally deliberate economic climate with little sea-borne exchange into the world's moment greatest economic system with the biggest box cargo quantity on the planet. the most important coastal towns were gateways linking China with the realm and feature skilled speedy urbanization and port progress. How has such port progress been accelerated and learned lower than robust country keep watch over and intervention? How have ports and their towns affected one another? What classes can China’s port-cities research from different international locations, areas and towns? what's going to be the subsequent degree of port-city interplays in China during this globalizing period? Answering those questions from a geographical viewpoint, James Wang appears to be like into 4 units of port-city relatives in China: fiscal and practical kinfolk among port and town; port-city spatial relatives; exterior community kin of towns via ports; and port-city governance. those kinfolk formulate a conceptual framework that's used to interpret port-city interplays in person ports and towns but additionally in multi-port areas comparable to the Pearl River Delta. in keeping with the author’s personal examine and investigations into greater than 25 port towns in China during the last 18 years, this publication presents vibrant tales approximately China and problem current theories on port development.

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