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Routledge Studies on China in Transition

Series Editor: David Goodman

The spectacular economic development of China has raised many questions about its future. China in Transition participates in the intellectual developments by focusing on social, political and cultural change in the China of the 1990s and beyond. Drawing on new research from scholars in Asia, Australia, North America and Europe, this series is invaluable in monitoring reform and interpreting the consequences for China, its neighbours and the West.

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1-10 of 47 results in Routledge Studies on China in Transition
  1. Unequal China

    The political economy and cultural politics of inequality

    Edited by Wanning Sun, Yingjie Guo

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    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...

    Published February 28th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Chinese Intellectuals Between State and Market

    Edited by Merle Goldman, Edward Gu

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    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...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Grassroots Charisma

    Four Local Leaders in China

    By Stephan Feuchtwang, Wang Mingming

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    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,...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. China's Changing Welfare Mix

    Local Perspectives

    Edited by Beatriz Carrillo, Jane Duckett

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    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...

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge

  5. China's Thought Management

    Edited by Anne-Marie Brady

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    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,...

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge

  6. State and Laid-Off Workers in Reform China

    The Silence and Collective Action of the Retrenched

    By Yongshun Cai

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    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...

    Published January 16th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Rural Policy Implementation in Contemporary China

    New Socialist Countryside

    By Anna Ahlers

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    At the turn of the millennium, the disparities between rural and urban livelihoods, underdevelopment and administrative shortcomings in the Chinese countryside were increasingly seen as posing a manifest threat to social harmony and economic and political stability. At that time the term "three...

    Published January 13th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Cities in Post-Mao China

    Recipes for Economic Development in the Reform Era

    Edited by Jae Ho Chung

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    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...

    Published October 24th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Choosing China's Leaders

    Edited by Chien-wen Kou, Xiaowei Zang

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    Political elites are a key topic in contemporary China studies, and have been investigated in relation to factional politics, generation politics, technocracy, and crucially, institutionalization. The institutionalization of elite replacement began in China in the 1980s and quickly accelerated...

    Published August 12th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Tiger Girls

    Women and Enterprise in the People's Republic of China

    By Minglu Chen

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    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...

    Published May 30th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. China's Cotton Industry: Economic Transformation and State Capacity
    By Björn Alpermann
    To Be Published April 1st 2015
  2. Small Town China: Rural Labour and Social Inclusion
    By Beatriz Carrillo Garcia
    To Be Published April 1st 2015
  3. Young Chinese in Urban China
    By Alex Cockain
    To Be Published April 1st 2015
  4. NGO Governance and Management in China
    Edited by Reza Hasmath, Jennifer Y. J. Hsu
    To Be Published July 27th 2015
  5. New Mentalities of Government in China: Emerging Professions, Vocations and Citizens
    Edited by David Bray, Elaine Jeffreys
    To Be Published September 30th 2015

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