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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 October 2nd 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 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 20th 2011 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 November 27th 2011 by Routledge

  5. 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 September 19th 2011 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 June 8th 2011 by Routledge

  7. 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 June 1st 2011 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. 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 November 7th 2010 by Routledge

  10. 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 June 16th 2010 by Routledge

  11. 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

  12. 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 16th 2009 by Routledge

  13. 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 July 7th 2008 by Routledge

  14. 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 February 11th 2008 by Routledge

  15. 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 October 18th 2007 by Routledge

  16. 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 October 1st 2007 by Routledge

  17. 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 April 18th 2007 by Routledge

  18. 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 April 11th 2007 by Routledge

  19. 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 July 13th 2006 by Routledge