Transforming Rural China: How Local Institutions Shape Property Rights in China

Transforming Rural China: How Local Institutions Shape Property Rights in China

by Chih-Jou Jay Chen, J. Chen Chih-Jou
     
 

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It is often assumed that privatization leads to profit, and that well-delineated property rights and a strong private sector will help boost an economy. This book investigates the property rights in Chinese enterprises in the reform era, finding that distinction between the public and the private are blurred, that national reform policies are implemented unevenly

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It is often assumed that privatization leads to profit, and that well-delineated property rights and a strong private sector will help boost an economy. This book investigates the property rights in Chinese enterprises in the reform era, finding that distinction between the public and the private are blurred, that national reform policies are implemented unevenly across the country, and that enterprises owned by local governments, in Shanghai, for example, are actually extremely profitable.

Editorial Reviews

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'Hail the brilliance of Chen Chih-jou. He has smashed this common (mis)understanding of China in a book that is nothing short of revolutionary in how we must come to understand China: in disunity' - Asia Times Online

'This is one of the most insightful books on contemporary China, and arguably the most important.' - Asia Times Online

'Debates over the role of the local state in China's market transition have generated an important substream of scholarship exploring changes in rural property rights. This book is a welcome contribution to the topic.' - The China Journal

'Chih-jou jay Chen's recourse to a sociologial approach opens new perspectives for research into the development of property rights as they affect China's rural enterprises.' - China Perspectives

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415196727
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
Routledge Studies on China in Transition Series
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Chih-Jou Jay Chen is Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica

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