What is it about?

The study synthesizes research advances on China’s rural revitalization pathways using datasets generated from the Web of Science core database and visualized with R-studio’s Biblioshiny software package. A bibliometric technique was utilized to report on some key actors’ performance metrics and contributions between 2017 and 2022.

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Why is it important?

Evidence-based decision-making scenarios and cross-cutting initiatives highlighted in this study foster "creative placemaking" and "smart rural shrinkage" efforts by informing the decisions of nations within the Global North and South frames to re-evaluate revitalization strategies amid sustainability concerns. Future researchers and donors are presented with the ease and avenues on where to seek appropriate information based on emerging frontiers and contributions of top journals, authors and nations with low scientific output and investments in rural development.


Contributes immensely to the literature on rural revitalization or rural development in both developed and developing countries with low scientific or research output and investments.

Dr Isaac Sarfo
Henan University

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This page is a summary of: A bibliometric analysis of China’s rural revitalization paradox: opportunities for collaboration, social innovation and global development, Environment Development and Sustainability, January 2024, Springer Science + Business Media,
DOI: 10.1007/s10668-023-04302-w.
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