Translocal China

Translocal China

by Tim Oakes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415369207

ISBN-13: 9780415369206

Pub. Date: 02/01/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Inter-disciplinary in approach, this collection of essays explores China’s reform era development within the concept of translocality.

A key element of spatial change in today’s China has been the unprecedented geographic mobility of millions of labour migrants, tourists, brides, entrepreneurs, and many others. But translocality doesn’t just

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Inter-disciplinary in approach, this collection of essays explores China’s reform era development within the concept of translocality.

A key element of spatial change in today’s China has been the unprecedented geographic mobility of millions of labour migrants, tourists, brides, entrepreneurs, and many others. But translocality doesn’t just mean people. It is crucially constituted by the circulation of capital, ideas, images, goods, styles, services, and disease to name but a few.

With contributions from well-respected China specialists, the essays focus simultaneously on mobilities and localities, drawing our attention to the multiplying forms of mobility in China whilst retaining the importance of localities in people’s lives. The book provides a clear path to understanding the importance of translocality as a concept along with concrete examples of its operation in China. Unique in approach, it is at once a study of the connections between location and culture, politics, economics, bodies, gender and technology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415369206
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/01/2006
Series:
Routledge Studies on China in Transition Series, #4
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Translocal China: an introduction – Tim Oakes and Louisa Schein

2. The original translocal society and its modern fate: historical and post-reform south China – David Faure and Helen Siu

3. Shanxi as translocal imaginary: reforming the local – David S G Goodman

4. Openness, change and translocality: new migrants’ identification with Hainan – Feng Chongyi and Zhan Changzhi

5. How local are local enterprises? Privatization and translocality of small firms in Zhejiang and Jiangsu – Hans Hendrischke

6. Urban transformation and professionalization: translocality and rationalities of enterprise in post-Mao China – Lisa Hoffman

7. Symbolic city/regions and gendered identity formation in south China – Carolyn Cartier

8. "Net-Moms": a new place and a new identity – parenting discussion forums on the internet in China – Wang Gan

9. The village as theme park: mimesis and authenticity in Chinese tourism – Tim Oakes

10. The flows of heroin, people, capital, imagination and the spread of HIV in southwest China – Weng Naiqun

11. Negotiating scale: Miao women at a distance – Louisa Schein

12. The leaving of Anhui: the southward journey towards the knowledge class – Wanning Sun

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