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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

Forthcoming Books

  1. NGO Governance and Management in China
    Edited by Reza Hasmath, Jennifer Y. J. Hsu
    To Be Published July 29th 2015
  2. Chinese Intellectuals Between State and Market
    Edited by Merle Goldman, Edward Gu
    To Be Published July 31st 2015
  3. New Mentalities of Government in China: Emerging Professions, Vocations and Citizens
    Edited by David Bray, Elaine Jeffreys
    To Be Published January 1st 2016
  4. Dams, Migration and Authoritarianism in China: The Local State in Yunnan
    By Sabrina Habich
    To Be Published January 1st 2016

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