Chinese industrialization from the New-Developmental perspective

Vol. 40 No. 1 (2020)

Jan-Mar / 2020
Published January 1, 2020

How to Cite

Lopes Milaré, Luís Felipe. 2020. “Chinese Industrialization from the New-Developmental Perspective”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 40 (1):53-67.

Chinese industrialization from the New-Developmental perspective

Luís Felipe Lopes Milaré
Master in economics by Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Sorocaba/SP, Brasil.
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 40 No. 1 (2020), Jan-Mar / 2020, Pages 53-67


The main objective of this paper is to present a synthesis of the Chinese industrialization and evaluate if the New-Developmental Theory is capable of explaining the transformation in its industrial structure. In order to do so, first will be presented a brief review of the New-Developmental Theory; next, through a historical perspective, we’ll describe the Chinese industrialization exposing the convergence points with the theory. Finally, we conclude that the theory is adequate to explain the success of the Chinese industrialization. 

JEL Classification: O11; 014; O25; O40.

Keywords: New developmentalism Chinese industrialization