China New Development Awards

2021 Shortlist 

It is our honor to announce the 2021 China New Development Awards. This year’s event will feature the most impactful sustainable development research books from China published by Springer Nature in 2020. We launched these awards at the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) back in August 2019, and last year we were able to continue them with an online event. Fortunately, 2021 permits us to revive the third event to take place in-person during BIBF again this August. The awards represent an inherent component of Springer Nature’s Sustainable Development Goals program. They also acknowledge and promote Chinese academic scholarship that tackles the pressing issues affecting the development and maintenance of the world’s societies, and they feature unique research insights into sustainable long-term solutions.

The 10 winning book titles from the 2021 China New Development Awards will be announced during BIBF on August August 25, BIBF meeting room E201. Below are featured the 20 shortlisted titles selected by the panel of Springer Nature’s award judges. Selected chapters from each title will be opened up for free access to all until the end of September.

Free Chapters from Shortlisted Books

Free to read our selected chapters until 30 Sep. 2021, while open access articles are available online on a permanent basis.

International Assessments of Student Performance: The Paradoxes of Benchmarks and Empirical Evidence for National Policy

from the Handbook of Education Policy Studies 

Authors: Thomas S. Popkewitz  

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Locality Pattern Systems as Design Tools for Water-Related Open Spaces

from the Water-Related Urbanization and Locality  

Authors: Martin Prominski, Kendra Busche

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Introduction and Overview

from the An Introduction to Circular Economy

Authors: Lerwen Liu, Seeram Ramakrishna  

Extreme Precipitation Events, Floods, and Associated Socio-Economic Damages in China in Recent Decades

from the Impacts of Climate and Human Activities on Water Resources and Quality 

Authors: Weili Duan, Kaoru Takara

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Understanding Land Use Transitions: A Theoretical Approach

from the Land Use Transitions and Rural Restructuring in China 

Authors: Hualou Long 

Innovation Fields for Sustainable Development of Wind Power

from the Strategies of Sustainable Development in China’s Wind Power Industry

Authors: J. C. Li,  D. X. He 

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Livelihood Choices and Multi-Dimensional Poverty in Impoverished Mountainous Areas

from the Rural Livelihood and Environmental Sustainability in China 

Authors: Jie Li, Shuzhuo Li, Gretchen C. Daily, Marcus Feldman

Key Issues of Smart Cities

from the Smart Cities: Big Data Prediction Methods and Applications

Authors: Hui Liu

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Revolutionary Energy Technology

from the New Energy

Authors: Caineng Zou

The Transformation of Agricultural Production System in Line with “Resource and Ecologically Sound Agriculture”

from the Challenges and Opportunities for Chinese Agriculture 

Authors: Wensheng Chen

New Normal Brings New Opportunities

from the China’s Economic New Normal

Authors: Fang Cai

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

New Technologies for TB Control in Migrating Population

from the Tuberculosis Control in Migrating Population  

Authors: Pu-Xuan Lu, Ya-rui Yang, Sheng-yuan Liu, Li Xie, Fleming Lure, Mu-Lan Li

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

The Status of China’s Market Economy and Structural Reforms: Essentials Behind the China-U.S. Trade War

from the China-US Trade War and Trade Talk

Authors: Miaojie Yu

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Quantitative Study of Coordination Between Population Aging and Economic Development in China from 1980 to 2050

from the China’s Demographic Dilemma and Potential Solutions

Authors: Long Mo, Yuhong Wei

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

State Sovereignty in the Post-Cold War Era

from the Contemporary International Law and China’s Peaceful Development

Authors: Lingliang Zeng

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Who Loses from Restricting Chinese Student Visas?

from the China's Economic Arrival

Authors: Matt Sheehan

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

CO2 Emissions from Residential Consumption in China

from the Low-Carbon Consumption in China: Residential Behavior, Corporate Practices and Policy Implication

Authors: Zhaohua Wang, Bin Zhang

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Major Regional Grasslands in China

from the Grassland Ecosystems of China

Authors: Linghao Li, Jiquan Chen, Xingguo Han, Wenhao Zhang, Changliang Shao

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Introduction of the Thirty Great Inventions of China

from the Thirty Great Inventions of China

Authors: Jueming Hua

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Differentiating COVID-19 CT Manifestations from Other Types of Pneumonia

from the Diagnostic Imaging of Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia

Authors: Pingding Kuang, Xiaocheng Zhang, Bin Lin, Hui Mao, Minming Zhang

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020