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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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21-30 of 47 results in Routledge Studies on China in Transition
  1. 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 November 27th 2011 by Routledge

  2. China's Governmentalities

    Governing Change, Changing Government

    Edited by Elaine Jeffreys

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    Since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) embarked on a programme of ‘reform and openness’ in the late 1970s, Chinese society has undergone a series of dramatic transformations in almost all realms of social, cultural, economic and political life and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has emerged...

    Published July 6th 2011 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 April 12th 2011 by Routledge

  4. China's Embedded Activism

    Opportunities and constraints of a social movement

    Edited by Peter Ho, Richard Edmonds

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    In recent years China has been remarkable in achieving extraordinary economic transformation, yet without fundamental political change. To many observers this would seem to imply a weakness in Chinese civil society. However, though the idea of democracy as multitudes of citizens taking to the...

    Published March 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  5. China's Urban Space

    Development under market socialism

    By Terry McGee, George C.S. Lin, Mark Wang, Andrew Marton, Jiaping Wu

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    China’s urban growth is unparalleled in the history of global urbanization, and will undoubtedly create huge challenges to China as it modernizes its society. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, this book presents an overview of the radical transformation of China’s urban space since the 1970s,...

    Published March 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  6. Ethnicity and Urban Life in China

    A Comparative Study of Hui Muslims and Han Chinese

    By Xiaowei Zang

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    This much-needed work on ethnicity in Asia offers a major sociological analysis of Hui Muslims in contemporary China. Using both qualitative and quantitative data derived from fieldwork in Lanzhou between March 2001 and July 2004, it looks at the contrast between the urban life of the Han people,...

    Published March 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  7. 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 18th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Marketization and Democracy in China

    By Jianjun Zhang

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    Since China began an era of market reform three decades ago, many Westerners believed that, political liberalization and, eventually, democracy would follow. However, contrary to Western expectations, China remains an authoritarian country and the communist party is still in power, even though the...

    Published December 14th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Sex and Sexuality in China

    Edited by Elaine Jeffreys

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    Elaine Jeffreys explores the issues of sex and sexuality in a non-Western context by examining debates surrounding the emergence of new sexual behaviours, and the appropriate nature of their regulation, in the People's Republic of China. Commissioned from Western and mainland Chinese scholars of...

    Published May 20th 2009 by Routledge

  10. China's Reforms and International Political Economy

    Edited by David Zweig, Zhimin Chen

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    Written by an international team of experts from the US, UK, Hong Kong, China, Korea and Canada, this important and interesting book examines and explores the relationship between the international political and economic system, and China’s economic and political transition. Exploring...

    Published May 20th 2009 by Routledge