Abstract: China has lifted a record number of people out of poverty, has had sustained levels of economic growth—at environmental and social costs—started a global economic and political rise and is developing effective responses to the global financial crisis. It is making these transformations with institutions that continue to surprise international observers. An increasing number of studies have started to articulate the lessons from China’s development. This paper reviews the different interpretations of these lessons, and the process of lesson learning, and the question what China’s dramatic transformations over the last 30 years imply for development studies and practice.

Beijing consensus, China, Washington consensus, reforms, soft power, south–south cooperation
dx.doi.org/10.1002/jid.1732, hdl.handle.net/1765/22526
ISS Staff Group 4: Rural Development, Environment and Population
Journal of International Development
Online ahead of print
International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University (ISS)

de Haan, A. (2010). Will China change international development as we know it?. Journal of International Development, 1–28. doi:10.1002/jid.1732