Transforming Asian Socialism: China and Vietnam Compared / Edition 1

Transforming Asian Socialism: China and Vietnam Compared / Edition 1

by Anita Chan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0847698475

ISBN-13: 9780847698479

Pub. Date: 10/01/1999

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Close to a decade after the collapse of the Soviet bloc, the communist parties of China and Vietnam are not only surviving but are firmly in control. Both countries have moved decidedly away from the state-planned economies their governments championed for decades. They are now "market economies" and can look with some satisfaction to their recent records of economic…  See more details below

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Close to a decade after the collapse of the Soviet bloc, the communist parties of China and Vietnam are not only surviving but are firmly in control. Both countries have moved decidedly away from the state-planned economies their governments championed for decades. They are now "market economies" and can look with some satisfaction to their recent records of economic performance. Yet, unlike their European counterparts, they have made this transition without undergoing major political upheavals. Arguing that an understanding of the similarities and differences among communist countries provides valuable insights into their momentous transformations, this comprehensive volume compares recent changes in China and Vietnam. Exploring the economic, political, and social effects of reform programs, the chapters pair leading Vietnam and China scholars in a genuinely comparative analysis. Finding similarities-and unexpected differences-the authors conclude that Vietnam often has forged its own path rather than following the Chinese model.

Author Biography: Anita Chan is an Australian Research Council Senior Research Fellow hosted by The Australian National University and co-editor of the "China Journal". Benedict J. Tria Kerkvliet is head of the Department of Political and Social Change at The Australian National University. Jonathan Unger is head of the Contemporary China Centre at The Australian National University and co-editor of the "China Journal".

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847698479
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/1999
Series:
Asia/Pacific/Perspectives Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Acknowledgements
Ch. 1Comparing Vietnam and China: An Introduction1
Ch. 2Exalting the Latecomer State: Intellectuals and the State During the Chinese and Vietnamese Reforms15
Ch. 3From Plan to Market: The Economic Transition in Vietnam and China Compared43
Ch. 4Asian Socialism's Open Doors: Guangzhou and Ho Chi Minh City73
Ch. 5Agrarian Transformations in China and Vietnam98
Ch. 6Wealth Power and Poverty in the Transition to Market Economies: The Process of Socio-Economic Differentiation in Rural China and Northern Vietnam120
Ch. 7Political Change in China and Vietnam: Coping with the Consequences of Economic Reform153
Ch. 8Chinese and Vietnamese Youth in the 1990s176
Ch. 9Vietnamese and Chinese Labour Regimes: On the Road to Divergence204
Index229

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