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Securing the `Rice Bowl': China and Global Food Security

Author:
Zhang, Hongzhou

ISBN:
978 981 13 0235 0
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
304
List price(s):
109.99 USD
79.99 GBP
89.99 EUR

Publication date:
18 July 2018

Short description: 

As the most populous country in the world, the security of China's rice bowl is not only a top political priority for China's policymakers but increasingly a critical global concern as the country emerges as a leading food importer and a major player in outward agricultural investment.

Full description: 

This book offers a snappy but comprehensive investigation of how the resource needs of today could become the resource conflicts of tomorrow. As the most populous country in the world, the security of China's rice bowl is not only a top political priority for China's policymakers but increasingly a critical global concern as the country emerges as a leading food importer and a major player in outward agricultural investment. This book sheds light on China's efforts, both at home and abroad, to safeguard its food security and how these efforts will affect global food systems. This book will be of interest to industry analysts, institutional investors, and scholars of China's global rise.

Table of contents: 

1. Feeding China.- 2. Paradigm Shift in China's Food Security Strategy.- 3. Scaling Up and Cleaning up the Farmland.- 4. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as the New Hope.- 5. Fishing for Food.- 6. Looking South for Rice.- 7. Marching West for Bread .- 8. Food Power in the Context of Sino-American Rivalry.- 9. Creating China's Global Agribusinesses.- 10. A Hungry China and the Future Global Food Governance.

Biography: 

Hongzhou Zhang is a Research Fellow with the China Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His latest publications include China and Transboundary Water Politics in Asia (2017) and the China's Global Quest for Resources: Energy, Food and Water (2016). In addition, he has contributed papers to peer-reviewed journals such as the Global Policy, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Marine Policy, Pacific Review, WIREs Water, International Journal of Water Resources Development, the Copenhagen Journal of Asia Studies, Harvard Asia Quarterly, the ISPI Analysis, and Southeast Asia Studies.

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