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Routledge Studies on China in Transition


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Elites and Governance in China

Elites and Governance in China

1st Edition

Xiaowei Zang, Chien-wen Kou
March 03, 2016

This book reveals the complex relationship between elite perceptions and behaviour, and governance, in China. It moves away from existing scholarship by focusing on functionaries, grass-roots elites, leading intellectuals, and opinion-makers in China and by looking beyond the top leadership, makes...

New Mentalities of Government in China

New Mentalities of Government in China

1st Edition

David Bray, Elaine Jeffreys
January 18, 2016

China continues to transform apace, flowing from the forces of deregulation, privatization and globalization unleashed by economic reforms which began in late 1978. The dramatic scope of economic change in China is often counterposed to the apparent lack of political change as demonstrated by...

Dams, Migration and Authoritarianism in China: The Local State in Yunnan

Dams, Migration and Authoritarianism in China: The Local State in Yunnan

1st Edition

Sabrina Habich
December 03, 2015

Past studies on the Chinese state point towards the inherent adaptability, effectiveness and overall stability of authoritarian rule in China. The key question addressed here is how this adaptive capacity plays out at the local level in China, clarifying the extent to which local state actors are...

Rural Tax Reform in China: Policy Processes and Institutional Change

Rural Tax Reform in China: Policy Processes and Institutional Change

1st Edition

Linda Chelan Li
November 02, 2015

This book examines questions of change and inertia in the context of the longstanding grievances over excessive taxation in rural China. How can some changes be sustained, whilst others cannot? How can a longstanding administrative practice be changed or even terminated, especially when previous...

Chinese Intellectuals Between State and Market

Chinese Intellectuals Between State and Market

1st Edition

Merle Goldman, Edward Gu
July 20, 2015

This edited volume describes the intellectual world that developed in China in the last decade of the twentieth century. How, as China's economy changed from a centrally planned to a market one, and as China opened up to the outside world and was influenced by the outside world, Chinese...

Unequal China: The political economy and cultural politics of inequality

Unequal China: The political economy and cultural politics of inequality

1st Edition

Wanning Sun, Yingjie Guo
March 04, 2015

Economic development and a dramatic improvement in living standards in many parts of the People’s Republic of China during the past three decades of economic reforms have been hailed by the Chinese Communist Party and many commentators in the international arena as the most spectacular achievements...

China's Cotton Industry: Economic Transformation and State Capacity

China's Cotton Industry: Economic Transformation and State Capacity

1st Edition

Björn Alpermann
March 04, 2015

The cotton processing industry is a distinct sector of China’s rural economy which recently underwent a momentous transition from plan to market. China is the world’s largest producer as well as consumer of cotton, and cotton processing links the agricultural production of this important commodity...

Small Town China: Rural Labour and Social Inclusion

Small Town China: Rural Labour and Social Inclusion

1st Edition

Beatriz Carrillo Garcia
March 04, 2015

While much has been written about rural migrant workers’ experiences in the big cities, population movements into China’s vast network of towns and small cities has been largely neglected. This book presents a detailed case study of rural migrant workers experiences in a small town in a north China...

Young Chinese in Urban China

Young Chinese in Urban China

1st Edition

Alex Cockain
March 04, 2015

This book examines the condition of being a young person in China and the way in which changes in various dimensions of urban life have affected Chinese youths' quests to understand themselves. The author examines social factors such as changes in the physical construction of urban neighbourhoods;...

Grassroots Charisma: Four Local Leaders in China

Grassroots Charisma: Four Local Leaders in China

1st Edition

Stephan Feuchtwang, Wang Mingming
August 15, 2014

This book relates the stories of four leaders under very different political regimes: Colonial, Nationalist and Communist. The authors compare Chinese notions of respect and inspiration with their equivalents in other religious and political histories of colonial and post-colonial modernity,...

China's Changing Welfare Mix: Local Perspectives

China's Changing Welfare Mix: Local Perspectives

1st Edition

Beatriz Carrillo, Jane Duckett
March 14, 2014

This book draws attention to two neglected areas in the growing body of research on welfare in China: subnational variation and the changing mix of state and non-state provision. The contributors to this volume demonstrate the diversity of local welfare provision that lies behind broad national...

China's Thought Management

China's Thought Management

1st Edition

Anne-Marie Brady
March 14, 2014

China's Thought Management argues that by re-emphasizing and modernizing propaganda and thought work since 1989, the CCP has managed to overcome a succession of local and national level crises - the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, the impact of the collapse Socialism in the Eastern bloc, SARS,...

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