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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 March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. China's Cotton Industry

    Economic Transformation and State Capacity

    By Björn Alpermann

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    The cotton processing industry is a distinct sector of China’s rural economy which recently underwent a momentous transition from plan to market. China is the world’s largest producer as well as consumer of cotton, and cotton processing links the agricultural production of this important commodity...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Small Town China

    Rural Labour and Social Inclusion

    By Beatriz Carrillo Garcia

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    While much has been written about rural migrant workers’ experiences in the big cities, population movements into China’s vast network of towns and small cities has been largely neglected. This book presents a detailed case study of rural migrant workers experiences in a small town in a north China...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Young Chinese in Urban China

    By Alex Cockain

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    This book examines the condition of being a young person in China and the way in which changes in various dimensions of urban life have affected Chinese youths' quests to understand themselves. The author examines social factors such as changes in the physical construction of urban neighbourhoods;...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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