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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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11-20 of 47 results in Routledge Studies on China in Transition
  1. Elites and Governance in China

    Edited by Xiaowei Zang, Chien-wen Kou

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    This book reveals the complex relationship between elite perceptions and behaviour, and governance, in China. It moves away from existing scholarship by focusing on functionaries, grass-roots elites, leading intellectuals, and opinion-makers in China and by looking beyond the top leadership, makes...

    Published April 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  2. China's Rational Entrepreneurs

    The Development of the New Private Sector

    By Barbara Krug

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    The ability of China's entrepreneurs to establish firms in the midst of a strangling bureaucratic system is a topic which demands attention not least because it forms the basis of China's economic development. Combining theoretical approaches with extensive fieldwork, China's Rational Entrepreneurs...

    Published November 15th 2012 by Routledge

  3. International Aid and China's Environment

    Taming the Yellow Dragon

    By Katherine Morton

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    Rapid economic growth in the world's most populous nation is leading to widespread soil erosion, desertification, deforestation and the depletion of vital natural resources. The scale and severity of environmental problems in China now threaten the economic and social foundations of its...

    Published November 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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 October 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  5. Transforming Rural China

    How Local Institutions Shape Property Rights in China

    By Chih-Jou Jay Chen

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    It is often assumed that privatization leads to profit, and that well-delineated property rights and a strong private sector will help boost an economy. This book investigates the property rights in Chinese enterprises in the reform era, finding that distinction between the public and the private...

    Published October 1st 2012 by Routledge

  6. China's Scientific Elite

    By Cong Cao

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    China's Scientific Elite is a study of those scientists holding China's highest academic honour - membership of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Having carried out extensive systematic data collection of CAS members Cao examines the social stratification system of the Chinese science community and...

    Published September 12th 2012 by Routledge

  7. China, Sex and Prostitution

    By Elaine Jeffreys

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    China, Sex and Prostitution is a topical and important critique of recent scholarship in China studies concerning sexuality, prostitution and policing. Jeffrey's arguments are constructed in the form of detailed analysis of a wide range of primary texts, including documents, press reports, police...

    Published September 12th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Prostitution Scandals in China

    Policing, Media and Society

    By Elaine Jeffreys

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    Prostitution Scandals in China presents an examination of media coverage of prostitution-related scandals in contemporary China. It demonstrates that the subject of prostitution is not only widely debated, but also that these public discussions have ramifications for some of the key social, legal...

    Published May 24th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Chinese State in Transition

    Processes and contests in local China

    Edited by Linda Chelan Li

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    One of the more commonly and widely held beliefs outside the People’s Republic of China about the changes wrought by the reform era is that there has been no political change The attention of the outside world focuses inevitably on Beijing and national level politics. Nonetheless, it may actually...

    Published February 27th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Rural Tax Reform in China

    Policy Processes and Institutional Change

    By Linda Chelan Li

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    This book examines questions of change and inertia in the context of the longstanding grievances over excessive taxation in rural China. How can some changes be sustained, whilst others cannot? How can a longstanding administrative practice be changed or even terminated, especially when previous...

    Published December 21st 2011 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Chinese Intellectuals Between State and Market
    Edited by Merle Goldman, Edward Gu
    To Be Published November 1st 2014
  2. Remaking Development Models in Urban China: Beyond New Regionalism, Beyond Global Production
    By Yehua Dennis Wei
    To Be Published June 30th 2015

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