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China's Governmentalities: Governing Change, Changing Government

China's Governmentalities: Governing Change, Changing Government

1st Edition

Elaine Jeffreys
July 07, 2011

Since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) embarked on a programme of ‘reform and openness’ in the late 1970s, Chinese society has undergone a series of dramatic transformations in almost all realms of social, cultural, economic and political life and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has emerged...

China's Embedded Activism: Opportunities and constraints of a social movement

China's Embedded Activism: Opportunities and constraints of a social movement

1st Edition

Peter Ho, Richard Edmonds
March 24, 2011

In recent years China has been remarkable in achieving extraordinary economic transformation, yet without fundamental political change. To many observers this would seem to imply a weakness in Chinese civil society. However, though the idea of democracy as multitudes of citizens taking to the...

China's Urban Space: Development under market socialism

China's Urban Space: Development under market socialism

1st Edition

Terry McGee, George C.S. Lin, Mark Wang, Andrew Marton, Jiaping Wu
March 24, 2011

China’s urban growth is unparalleled in the history of global urbanization, and will undoubtedly create huge challenges to China as it modernizes its society. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, this book presents an overview of the radical transformation of China’s urban space since the 1970s,...

Ethnicity and Urban Life in China: A Comparative Study of Hui Muslims and Han Chinese

Ethnicity and Urban Life in China: A Comparative Study of Hui Muslims and Han Chinese

1st Edition

Xiaowei Zang
March 24, 2011

This much-needed work on ethnicity in Asia offers a major sociological analysis of Hui Muslims in contemporary China. Using both qualitative and quantitative data derived from fieldwork in Lanzhou between March 2001 and July 2004, it looks at the contrast between the urban life of the Han people,...

Marketization and Democracy in China

Marketization and Democracy in China

1st Edition

Jianjun Zhang
December 15, 2009

Since China began an era of market reform three decades ago, many Westerners believed that, political liberalization and, eventually, democracy would follow. However, contrary to Western expectations, China remains an authoritarian country and the communist party is still in power, even though the...

Sex and Sexuality in China

Sex and Sexuality in China

1st Edition

Elaine Jeffreys
May 21, 2009

Elaine Jeffreys explores the issues of sex and sexuality in a non-Western context by examining debates surrounding the emergence of new sexual behaviours, and the appropriate nature of their regulation, in the People's Republic of China. Commissioned from Western and mainland Chinese scholars of...

China's Reforms and International Political Economy

China's Reforms and International Political Economy

1st Edition

David Zweig, Zhimin Chen
May 21, 2009

Written by an international team of experts from the US, UK, Hong Kong, China, Korea and Canada, this important and interesting book examines and explores the relationship between the international political and economic system, and China’s economic and political transition. Exploring...

Translocal China: Linkages, Identities and the Re-imagining of Space

Translocal China: Linkages, Identities and the Re-imagining of Space

1st Edition

Tim Oakes, Louisa Schein
June 15, 2006

Inter-disciplinary in approach, this collection of essays explores China’s reform era development within the concept of translocality. A key element of spatial change in today’s China has been the unprecedented geographic mobility of millions of labour migrants, tourists, brides, entrepreneurs, and...

Locating China: Space, Place, and Popular Culture

Locating China: Space, Place, and Popular Culture

1st Edition

Jing Wang
June 21, 2005

Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this volume examines the relationship between space and the production of local popular culture in contemporary China. The international team of contributors examine the inter-relationship between the cultural imaginary of a given place and China’s continuing...

Cultural Nationalism in Contemporary China

Cultural Nationalism in Contemporary China

1st Edition

Yingjie Guo
November 13, 2003

In the vast majority of literature on 'Chinese nationalism' the distinction between nation and state is rarely made, consequently nationalism usually appears as loyalty to the state rather than identification with the nation. Yet, since 1989, both the official configuration of the nation and the...

Elite Dualism and Leadership Selection in China

Elite Dualism and Leadership Selection in China

1st Edition

Xiaowei Zang
October 23, 2003

Who are the top political leaders in China? What are the major criteria in elite recruitment? How is job promotion in high politics determined? By studying over one and a half thousand top political Chinese leaders, this book seeks to answer these questions and, as a result, defines how Chinese...

Manager Empowerment in China: Political Implications of Rural Industrialisation in the Reform Era

Manager Empowerment in China: Political Implications of Rural Industrialisation in the Reform Era

1st Edition

Ray Yep
March 13, 2003

Institutional changes in rural China caused by the economic reforms of the post-Mao era have led to a new pattern of state-society interaction in the rural polity. Central to this is the spectacular rise of a group of managerial elites. Contrary to economic predictors, this has been accompanied by...

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