Institutions and Institutional Change in China: Premodernity and Modernization

Institutions and Institutional Change in China: Premodernity and Modernization

by F. Wang


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333730805
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 09/07/1998
Series: International Political Economy Series
Edition description: 1998
Pages: 227
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Fei-Ling Wang is Assistant Professor at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures Preface Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Institutions, Institutional Changes and Modernization: A Conceptual Framework Modernization: The Arguments Human Needs, Behaviours and Institutions: An Institutional Approach to the Study of Modernization An Institutional Understanding of Modernity and Modernization Timing and Other Remaining Methodological Issues Summary Notes A Theory on the Patterns of Labour Allocation Labour Allocation Patterns: The Notion The Ideal Types of LAP Summary Notes A Historical Review of the Chinese Domestic Organizational Structure: A Peculiar Premodernity Labour Allocation in China: From Qin to Qing (Third Century B.C.- Nineteenth Century A.D.) The Era of Changes (1840-1949) Leaping Forward to the Past (1949-1978) The Chinese Premodernity: Messages from the Reading of History Summary Notes Institutional Reconfiguration: Labour Allocation Patterns and Chinese Modernization To Observer Chinese Modernization: Assertions and Hypotheses Mixed LAPs in the 1990s: Institutional Continuities and Changes Summary Notes Conclusion: the Dragon Enters the Nets Institutions and Institutional Changes: To Understand Modernization To Emerge from Premodernity: China and the Chinese Modernization The Dragon in the Nets: An Epilogue Notes Appendix. A Methodological Discussion on Chinese Statistical Data Bibliography Index

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