Gender and Chinese Development
Towards an Equitable Society
By Lanyan Chen
Routledge – 2008 – 182 pages
This book takes a look beneath the surface of this "miracle growth", to explore the political economy of this process. Beyond the superficial macroeconomics of high growth rates, increasing GDP per capita and high trade volume, the book looks at what is happening to the very socioeconomic and political fabric of society; particularly in terms of the transformation of gender relations. Chen’s study explores:
This book is a core resource for all students of Chinese economics and development studies. The book is also relevant to those who are involved in research and teaching on gender and development and women’s studies.
1. Gender and the "Three Rural Problems" 2. Gender and Industrial Reforms: From Ownership Restructuring to Social Protection 3. Gender and the Family Planning Policy: "Population Security" Free from Sex Selection 4. Chinese Women in Decision Making: From Grassroots Governance to National Politics
Lanyan Chen is Professor and Foreign Expert at the Institute of Gender and Social Development at Tianjin Normal University in China.