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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. 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 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 25th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 13th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 31st 2013 by Routledge

  9. Policing Serious Crime in China

    From 'Strike Hard' to 'Kill Fewer'

    By Susan Trevaskes

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    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...

    Published April 15th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Chinese State's Retreat from Health

    Policy and the Politics of Retrenchment

    By Jane Duckett

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    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...

    Published April 15th 2013 by Routledge