China’s growth prospects: ‘Sinophoria’ or despair?

Jane Golley is an economist and Associate Director of the Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) at the Australian National University (ANU). Her research has covered a wide range of Chinese transition and development issues, and is currently focused on rural-urban inequalities in education and provincial population dynamics and economic growth. This article … more

China’s Gender Imbalances: Ready, Able, Squeeze

Mara Hvistendahl’s 2011 book entitled Unnatural Selection: Choosing boys over girls, and the consequences of a world full of men provides an eye-opening account of a phenomenon that is, or at least should be, attracting worldwide attention. Through the eyes of demographers, parents, economists, doctors, feminists, prostitutes, bachelors, brides and others, the book illustrates the … more