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Fuqua China Program: Chinese Cities

Resources on Chinese Cities

Books: search Duke University Catalog & TRLN & Worldcat together or seperately for books. The following are some sugested subject keywords:

Tip: When you find a good title, look at its subject and use that to further search in order to find titles on the same subject.





Located in the Wei River Valley at the foot of the Qinling mountain range, Xi’an is the capital of Shaanxi Province. Once considered one of the four great ancient capitals of China, modern Xi’an is the most industrialized and developed city in northwestern China and is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. Xi’an is one of the PRC’s ten largest cities and has the 39th highest per capita GDP in the country. Xi’an imports more goods from the United States then any other country— 29% of the city’s imports come from the United States.




the capital of Sichuan Province, is the most important commercial center in Western China. This metropolis of 10.44 million lies 1,500 miles from China’s eastern seaboard. The city has a market reach of 200 million consumers and it is the distribution center for southwest China encompassing Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou Provinces, the Tibet Autonomous Region, and the Municipality of Chongqing. Sichuan Province boasts one of the most diversified industrial bases in the country and Chengdu is a key manufacturing center for the electronics, machinery, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, metallurgy and food processing industries. The IT industry has been designated as a key sector for growth in Sichuan Province. Sichuan is also the national headquarters for feed grain companies. In 2007, the city of Chengdu had a GDP of RMB 390.00 billion ($56.5 billion), a 12.1% increase over 2007.

A recent documentary :  Demolition / 拆迁

Subject Librarian for China

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Luo Zhou
Office: Bostock 229

Tel: 919-660-5803

Office hour: Friday 1-3pm @ Bostock 229 or send me an email to set up a consultation.