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  1. Understanding Chinese Society

    Edited by Xiaowei Zang

    As China gains power – economically, politically, and militarily – and interaction between the Chinese and people outside China increases, it becomes more and more important that we understand the social factors that influence the daily lives of China's population. This new...

    Published October 9th 2011 by Routledge

  2. State and Society Responses to Social Welfare Needs in China

    Serving the people

    Edited by Jonathan Schwartz, Shawn Shieh

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    This volume examines the shifting role of the state and social organizations (e.g. NGOs) in providing social services in contemporary China. A series of case studies identifies a dynamic whereby the state increasingly withdraws from social service provision with social organizations taking up the...

    Published August 14th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Chinese Society

    Change, Conflict and Resistance, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Elizabeth J. Perry, Mark Selden

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    This bestselling introduction to Chinese society uses the themes of resistance and protest to explore the complexity of life in contemporary China. An interdisciplinary and international team of China scholars draw on perspectives from sociology, anthropology, psychology, history and political...

    Published March 9th 2010 by Routledge

  4. The New Rich in China

    Future rulers, present lives

    Edited by David SG Goodman

    Three decades of reform since 1978 in the People’s Republic of China have resulted in the emergence of new social groups which have included new occupations and professions generated as the economy has opened up and developed and, most spectacularly given the legacy of state socialism, the...

    Published April 24th 2008 by Routledge

  5. China's New Consumers

    Social Development and Domestic Demand

    By Elisabeth Croll

    Exploring China's consumer revolution over the past three decades, this book shows a continuing cycle leading to excess supply and disappointing demand, at the centre of which lies exaggerated expectations of China's new consumers. Combining economic trends with the author’s anthropological...

    Published September 28th 2006 by Routledge

  6. Critical Issues in Contemporary China

    Edited by Czeslaw Tubilewicz

    This informative and up-to-date text takes a multidisciplinary approach in examining contemporary China. It provides students with a comprehensive analysis of a number of the social, political and economic problems that China faces as it enters the twenty-first century. The chapters cover key...

    Published August 29th 2006 by Routledge

  7. Working in China

    Ethnographies of Labor and Workplace Transformation

    Edited by Ching Kwan Lee

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    After a quarter of a century of market reform, China has become the workshop of the world and the leading growth engine of the global economy. Its immense labour force accounts for some twenty-nine per cent of the world's total labour pool but all too little is known about Chinese labour...

    Published August 29th 2006 by Routledge

  8. Commerce and Capitalism in Chinese Societies

    By Gary G. Hamilton

    This informative book discusses the effects of the rise of Chinese capitalism on both China itself, and on its neighbours. Incorporating empirical data collated from interviews in several Asian societies and from historical Chinese sources, this renowned author analyzes, discusses and applies...

    Published May 22nd 2006 by Routledge