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From the Publisher"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