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Chinese Economic Performance in the Long Run

960-2030 AD

By Angus Maddison

Unique in its depth of perspective, this volume provides a major reassessment of the scale and scope of China’s resurgence over the past half century. Angus Maddison uses a comparative approach to explain why China’s role in the world economy has changed so dramatically in the last thousand years. He concludes that China is likely to resume its natural role as the world’s largest economy by 2015, regaining the position it had held until 1890.

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