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Comparative Studies of Sustainable Development in Asia

Lessons in Sustainable Development from China & Taiwan

Authors: Hsu, S.

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Both Taiwan and China are extremely populous nations that, due to population pressures and continuing high growth levels, have experienced challenges in sustainable development. Hsu illustrates Taiwan's path toward sustainable development and contrasts it to that of China, suggesting ways in which Taiwan can help China implement its environmental and social policies, and in which China might help Taiwan continue its path toward sustainable environmental and social policies. She explains that although Taiwan is a small compared to China, some aspects of its development model can (and should) be scaled up for larger countries. The importance of regulation enforcement is clear regarding Taiwan's environmental protection program, as is the promotion of small and medium sized enterprises in promoting income and social equality. Similarly, China's experimental methodology - using small areas to explore different ways of living or different technologies - can be useful in Taiwan. In Lessons in Sustainable Development, Hsu examines China and Taiwan in terms of inequality and environmental issues.

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Sara Hsu is an Assistant Professor of Economics at SUNY New Paltz currently working on the Chinese Economy, Asian economic development, and informal and underground finance. Prior to working at SUNY New Paltz, Hsu was an Adjunct Professor at St. Edward's University in Austin and Visiting Assistant Professor at Trinity University in San Antonio. She earned her PhD in Economics from the University of Utah. 

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lessons in Sustainable Development from China & Taiwan
Authors
Series Title
Comparative Studies of Sustainable Development in Asia
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Sara Hsu
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-35850-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137358509
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-32556-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45945-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 103
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
Topics