China In An Era Of Transition

China In An Era Of Transition

by Reza Hasmath
     
 

China’s achievements and failures are often viewed in a vacuum, where little thought is given to the interrelatedness of social issues from both state and society perspectives. Given the continued dominance of the Chinese state in so many aspects of society, the contributors of this collection present a nuanced view of Chinese state-society relationship to

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China’s achievements and failures are often viewed in a vacuum, where little thought is given to the interrelatedness of social issues from both state and society perspectives. Given the continued dominance of the Chinese state in so many aspects of society, the contributors of this collection present a nuanced view of Chinese state-society relationship to resituate our understanding of the social challenges facing China. Suffice to say, while the state is dominant, the role of social actors is critical to the future of China’s development. Thirty years of unrelenting economic development has created a range of social issues that China needs to contend with to ensure it does not hamper future growth. Nonetheless, factors such as urbanization, the marginalization of social groups, the emergence and influence of the business elites, and the potential for dissent of internet users, present interesting challenges and insights into the workings between state and society.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230613508
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction--Reza HASMATH and Jennifer HSU * Reclaiming Authority: The Narrative Politics of Lost Privilege in Contemporary * China --Jennifer HUBBERT * The Gendered Effects of Market Reforms--Carrie Liu CURRIER * Developing Minority Nationalities in Contemporary Urban China--Reza HASMATH * Abstracting the City: Urbanization and the ‘Opening-Up’ Process in China--Ian MORLEY * The Dual System of Land Use Policy and its Related Problems in Contemporary China--Xiaogang DENG--Lening ZHANG, Andrea LEVERENTZ * Contesting Urban Space: Development of Chengzhongcun in China’s Transitional Cities--Li ZHANG * A State Creation? Civil Society and Migrant Organizations--Jennifer HSU * Stretching Away from the State: NGO Emergence and Dual Identity in a Chinese Government Institution--Paul THIERS * Red Capitalist: The Rising Chinese Private Entrepreneurs--Jing YANG * The Taiwanese Business Community: A Catalyst or Virus for Chinese Development--Joshua Su-Ya WU * China’s Cyber Forums and their Influence on Foreign Policymaking--Junhao HONG * List of Contributors

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