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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,...

State and Laid-Off Workers in Reform China: The Silence and Collective Action of the Retrenched

State and Laid-Off Workers in Reform China: The Silence and Collective Action of the Retrenched

1st Edition

Yongshun Cai
January 17, 2014

In the 1990s, the Chinese government launched an unprecedented reform of state enterprises, putting tens of millions of people out of work. This empirically rich study calls on comprehensive surveys and interviews, combining quantitative data with qualitative in its examination of the variation in...

Cities in Post-Mao China: Recipes for Economic Development in the Reform Era

Cities in Post-Mao China: Recipes for Economic Development in the Reform Era

1st Edition

Jae Ho Chung
October 25, 2013

This volume, written by contributors from a number of different specialisms, suggests that different combinations of factors have contributed to the relative successes and failures in these cities. Endowment factors, preferential policies, and history have all proved to be important. Most...

Tiger Girls: Women and Enterprise in the People's Republic of China

Tiger Girls: Women and Enterprise in the People's Republic of China

1st Edition

Minglu Chen
May 31, 2013

The existing scholarship on women in China suggests that gender inequality still exists against the background of the country’s reform and opening in recent years. However, the situation of women in enterprise ownership and leadership seems to indicate that despite such notions of disadvantage...

Policing Serious Crime in China: From 'Strike Hard' to 'Kill Fewer'

Policing Serious Crime in China: From 'Strike Hard' to 'Kill Fewer'

1st Edition

Susan Trevaskes
April 15, 2013

Despite a resurgence in the number of studies of Chinese social control over the past decade or so, no sustained work in English has detailed the recent developments in policy and practice against serious crime, despite international recognition that Chinese policing of serious crime is relatively...

The Chinese State's Retreat from Health: Policy and the Politics of Retrenchment

The Chinese State's Retreat from Health: Policy and the Politics of Retrenchment

1st Edition

Jane Duckett
April 15, 2013

Over the post-Mao period, the Chinese state has radically cut back its role in funding health services and insuring its citizens against the costs of ill health. Using an analytical framework drawn from studies of state retrenchment in industrialized democracies and in post-communist Eastern Europe...

China's Rational Entrepreneurs: The Development of the New Private Sector

China's Rational Entrepreneurs: The Development of the New Private Sector

1st Edition

Barbara Krug
November 15, 2012

The ability of China's entrepreneurs to establish firms in the midst of a strangling bureaucratic system is a topic which demands attention not least because it forms the basis of China's economic development. Combining theoretical approaches with extensive fieldwork, China's Rational Entrepreneurs...

International Aid and China's Environment: Taming the Yellow Dragon

International Aid and China's Environment: Taming the Yellow Dragon

1st Edition

Katherine Morton
November 02, 2012

Rapid economic growth in the world's most populous nation is leading to widespread soil erosion, desertification, deforestation and the depletion of vital natural resources. The scale and severity of environmental problems in China now threaten the economic and social foundations of its...

Transforming Rural China: How Local Institutions Shape Property Rights in China

Transforming Rural China: How Local Institutions Shape Property Rights in China

1st Edition

Chih-Jou Jay Chen
October 01, 2012

It is often assumed that privatization leads to profit, and that well-delineated property rights and a strong private sector will help boost an economy. This book investigates the property rights in Chinese enterprises in the reform era, finding that distinction between the public and the private...

China's Scientific Elite

China's Scientific Elite

1st Edition

Cong Cao
September 12, 2012

China's Scientific Elite is a study of those scientists holding China's highest academic honour - membership of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Having carried out extensive systematic data collection of CAS members Cao examines the social stratification system of the Chinese science community and...

China, Sex and Prostitution

China, Sex and Prostitution

1st Edition

Elaine Jeffreys
September 12, 2012

China, Sex and Prostitution is a topical and important critique of recent scholarship in China studies concerning sexuality, prostitution and policing. Jeffrey's arguments are constructed in the form of detailed analysis of a wide range of primary texts, including documents, press reports, police...

The Chinese State in Transition: Processes and contests in local China

The Chinese State in Transition: Processes and contests in local China

1st Edition

Linda Chelan Li
February 27, 2012

One of the more commonly and widely held beliefs outside the People’s Republic of China about the changes wrought by the reform era is that there has been no political change The attention of the outside world focuses inevitably on Beijing and national level politics. Nonetheless, it may actually...

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