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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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 7th 2011 by Routledge

  5. 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 24th 2011 by Routledge

  6. 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 24th 2011 by Routledge

  7. 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 24th 2011 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 15th 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 21st 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 21st 2009 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. Dams, Migration and Authoritarianism in China: The Local State in Yunnan
    By Sabrina Habich
    To Be Published December 31st 2015
  4. New Mentalities of Government in China: Emerging Professions, Vocations and Citizens
    Edited by David Bray, Elaine Jeffreys
    To Be Published January 1st 2016

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