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Public Participation and State Building in China: Case Studies from Zhejiang

Public Participation and State Building in China: Case Studies from Zhejiang

1st Edition

Dragan Pavlićević
October 28, 2019

This book explores non-electoral means of public participation in contemporary China, both as an outcome of and a key contributor to the party-state’s efforts to improve its governing capacity. Examining consultative meetings, public hearings, and the use of surveys and questionnaires in Zhejiang...

The Development of China's Stockmarket, 1984-2002: Equity Politics and Market Institutions

The Development of China's Stockmarket, 1984-2002: Equity Politics and Market Institutions

1st Edition

Stephen Green
August 09, 2018

As China's government manages a transition away from the socialist plan, how does it build the regulatory institutions it needs to manage the new market economy? Without the correct institutions, laws and agencies that implement the laws in place, the remarkable growth witnessed in China over the...

Negotiating Ethnicity in China: Citizenship as a Response to the State

Negotiating Ethnicity in China: Citizenship as a Response to the State

1st Edition

Chih-yu Shih
August 09, 2018

This challenging study brings together anthropology and political science to examine how ethnic minorities are constructed by the state, and how they respond to such constructions.Disclosing endless mini negotiations between those acting in the name of the Chinese state and those carrying the...

Local Elites in Post-Mao China

Local Elites in Post-Mao China

1st Edition

Yingjie Guo
March 19, 2018

This book provides fresh insights into the study of Chinese elites at the county level and below. By shifting the analytical focus onto the agency of elites at the local level and away from the institutional structures within which they operate, it fills a number of significant gaps in the field....

China's Architecture in a Globalizing World: Between Socialism and the Market

China's Architecture in a Globalizing World: Between Socialism and the Market

1st Edition

Jiawen Han
December 14, 2017

China is currently in the midst of an unprecedented building boom and, indeed, interest in Chinese contemporary architecture has been fuelled by this huge expansion. Through a cutting-edge theoretical discussion of Chinese architecture in relation to Chinese modernity, this book examines this...

NGO Governance and Management in China

NGO Governance and Management in China

1st Edition

Reza Hasmath, Jennifer Y. J. Hsu
November 22, 2017

As China becomes increasingly integrated into the global system there will be continuing pressure to acknowledge and engage with non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Suffice to say, without a clear understanding of the state’s interaction with NGOs, and vice versa, any political, economic and...

China's Housing Middle Class: Changing Urban Life in Gated Communities

China's Housing Middle Class: Changing Urban Life in Gated Communities

1st Edition

Beibei Tang
October 30, 2017

Home ownership plays a significant role in locating the middle class in most western societies, associated with market, consumerism, democracy and “people like us”, the significant features of the middle class for any society. In China, private home ownership was not the norm from 1949, when the...

Choosing China's Leaders

Choosing China's Leaders

1st Edition

Chien-wen Kou, Xiaowei Zang
October 12, 2017

Political elites are a key topic in contemporary China studies, and have been investigated in relation to factional politics, generation politics, technocracy, and crucially, institutionalization. The institutionalization of elite replacement began in China in the 1980s and quickly accelerated...

Governing HIV in China: Commercial Sex, Homosexuality and Rural-to-Urban Migration

Governing HIV in China: Commercial Sex, Homosexuality and Rural-to-Urban Migration

1st Edition

Elaine Jeffreys, Gang Su
September 18, 2017

HIV and AIDS have long been problematized in the People’s Republic of China as objects of governance in political frameworks and institutions. The state’s attitudes towards health programs have, nevertheless, changed significantly during the 21st century. Pilot programs at the beginning of the...

Economic Development in China's Northwest: Entrepreneurship and identity along China’s multi-ethnic borderlands

Economic Development in China's Northwest: Entrepreneurship and identity along China’s multi-ethnic borderlands

1st Edition

Joshua Bird
July 21, 2017

Under the ethnic affairs management regime established by the People’s Republic of China, every Chinese citizen is classified within one of 56 state-recognised ‘nationalities’. Government policy assumes that these nationalities differ from one another primarily in their levels of economic...

Prostitution Scandals in China: Policing, Media and Society

Prostitution Scandals in China: Policing, Media and Society

1st Edition

Elaine Jeffreys
May 31, 2017

Prostitution Scandals in China presents an examination of media coverage of prostitution-related scandals in contemporary China. It demonstrates that the subject of prostitution is not only widely debated, but also that these public discussions have ramifications for some of the key social, legal...

Rural Policy Implementation in Contemporary China: New Socialist Countryside

Rural Policy Implementation in Contemporary China: New Socialist Countryside

1st Edition

Anna Ahlers
April 27, 2017

At the turn of the millennium, the disparities between rural and urban livelihoods, underdevelopment and administrative shortcomings in the Chinese countryside were increasingly seen as posing a manifest threat to social harmony and economic and political stability. At that time the term "three...

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