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Overview


The Chinese economy's return to commodification and privatization has greatly diversified China's institutional landscape. With the migration of more than 140 million villagers to cities and rapid urbanization of rural settlements, it is no longer possible to presume that the nation can be divided into strictly urban or rural classifications.

Creating Wealth and Poverty in Postsocialist China draws on a wide variety of recent national surveys and detailed case studies to capture the diversity of postsocialist China and identify the contradictory dynamics forging contemporary social stratification. Focusing on economic inequality, social stratification, power relations, and everyday life chances, the volume provides an overview of postsocialist class order and contributes to current debates over the forces driving global inequalities. This book will be a must read for those interested in social inequality, stratification, class formation, postsocialist transformations, and China and Asian studies.

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"This book's contribution ... is the detailed depiction of the mechanisms that affect Chinese society as it undergoes a rapid transformation in the post colonial period. Despite some flaws, this is the most comprehensive and insightful books in recent years to address the issue of social inequality in globalizing China."—Pun Nagi, The China Journal

"The book indeed maps a wide range of social inequality in China: age, gender, class, sector, and regional inequality .... The value of the book for researchers in the field of social stratification actually lies in its variety."—Xiaodan Zhang, China Quarterly

"This is the best and most comprehensive volume to have been published on social inequality in contemporary China in quite some time. Non of the chapters disappoint, and all contributions are of consistently high quality. Every sociologist and political scientist, as well as many economists, specializing in China will have to react to this book, and every library should acquire it."—William Hurst, Journal of Asian Studies

"The [book] is of high quality."—Dominique Tyl, Chinese Cross Currents.

"Addressing key issues in debates related to market transition in China, this comprehensive, unique collection will no doubt have audiences in many disciplines. It is the only recent volume of its kind, and the caliber of the contributors guarantees visibility."—Lisa Keister, Duke University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804761161
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2008
  • Series: Studies in Social Inequality Series
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 1,110,418
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations ix

Acknowledgements xi

Contributors xiii

Part I Poverty, Wealth, and Stratification: The Interconnections

Chapter One Poverty and Wealth in Postsocialist China: An Overview Deborah Davis Wang Feng 3

Chapter Two Market versus Social Benefits: Explaining China's Changing Income Inequality Qin Gao Carl Riskin 20

Chapter Three Market and Gender Pay Equity: Chinese Reforms Narrowed the Gap? Philip N. Cohen Wang Feng 37

Chapter Four The Labor of Luxury: Gender and Generational Inequality in a Beijing Hotel Eileen M. Otis 54

Chapter Five The Changing Structure of Employment in Contemporary China Peter Evans Sarab Staveleig 69

Part II Postsocialist Power and Property Relations

Chapter Six Institutional Basis of Social Stratification in Transitional China Liu Xin 85

Chapter Seven Rethinking Corporatist Basis of Stratification in Rural China Xueguang Zhou 97

Chapter Eight Creating Wealth: Land Seizure, Local Government, and Farmers Zhou Feizhou 112

Chapter Nine Resolution Mechanisms for Land Rights Disputes Zhang Jing 126

Part III Postsocialist Life Chances

Chapter Ten Regional Inequality in China: Mortality and Health Yong Cai 143

Chapter Eleven Beyond Cost: Rural Perspective on Barriers to Education Emily Hannum Jennifer Adams 156

Chapter Twelve Urban Occupational Mobility and Employment Institutions: Hierarchy, Market, and Networks in a Mixed System Yanjie Bian 172

Part IV Interpreting Postsocialist Wealth and Poverty

Chapter Thirteen The Social Contours of Distributive Injustice Feeling in Contemporary China Chunping Han Martin King Whyte 193

Chapter Fourteen From Inequality to Inequity: PopularConceptions of Social (In)justice in Beijing Ching Kwan Lee 213

Chapter Fifteen Social Stratification: The Legacy of the Late Imperial Past R. Bin Wong 232

Reference Matter

Notes 249

References 265

Index 289

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