Ford Foundation Project
Remaking Development Models in China: Globalization, the State, and Regional Development
I. Objectives: To better understand the recent restructuring of the development models in China in general, and the Sunan and Wenzhou models in particular;
- To examine the roles of local states in regional development, and to address problems arising from the restructuring and policy options to improve the lives of the people;
- To explore theoretical and policy implications of local/regional development models in the context of globalization;
- To build a network of researchers and decision makers to strengthen regional capacities to cope with globalization.
II. Selected Publications:
- Yuan, F. Y.H.D. Wei, W. Chen, and Z.F. Jin. 2010. Industrial Agglomeration and New Firm Formation in Suzhou. Dili Xuebao. (In Press).
- Li, Y.R. and Y.H.D. Wei. 2010. The Spatial-Temporal Hierarchy of Regional Inequality of China. Applied Geography. (In press).
- Wei, Y.H.D. 2010.Remaking the Sunan Model, Globalizing Regional Development. Environment and Planning C. (In press).
- Wei, Y.H.D. and C.L. Gu. 2010.A Study of Industrial Development and Spatial Structure in Changzhou City, China: The Restructuring of the Sunan Model. Urban Geography. (In press).
- Yang, C. 2009. Strategic Coupling of Regional Development in Global Production Networks. Regional Studies 43(3): 385-407.
- Wei, Y.H.D. 2009. China’s Shoe Manufacturing and the Wenzhou Model: Perspectives on the World’s Leading Producer and Exporter of Footwear. Eurasian Geography and Economics 50(6): 720-739.
- Wei, Y.H.D and X.Y. Ye. 2009. Beyond Convergence: Space, Scale, and Regional Inequality in China. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie (Journal of Economic and Social Geography) 100(1): 59-80.
- Wei, Y.H.D., Y.Q. Lu, and W. Chen. 2009. Globalizing Regional Development in Sunan, China: Does Suzhou Industrial Park Fit a Neo-Marshallian District Model? Regional Studies 43(3): 409-427.
III. Academic Conference: International Conference on Globalization, Innovation, and Urban-Regional Development (19-20 June, 2009, Shanghai)