China in the Post-Utopian Age is an interdisciplinary book about China in the post-utopian age, focusing on the transformations that have occurred during the leaderships of Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin throughout the 1980s and 1990s.
Part 1: Introduction 1. China in the Post-Utopian Age 2. China and the Geographical Imagination Part 2: Space, Society, and the State in China 3. Culture Change in Contemporary China 4. China's Political Economy and the Transition out of Socialism 5. China's Population: Resistance, Compliance, and the National Interest 6. Life, Death, and the Commodification of Health Care in China Part 3: The Four Modernizations: China's Economic and Spatial Transition 7. Agrarian Reform in China: Feeding the Billion-Plus 8. China's Economy in the Transition from Plan to Market 9. The World's Most Rapidly Urbanizing Nation 10. Inequality and Persistent Poverty in China 11. The Other Chinas: Taiwan and Hong Kong Part 4: Contested Lives and Landscapes in Contemporary China 12. China's Minorities: Ethnicity, Accommodation, and Resistance 13. Gender Issues in the Transition out of Socialism 14. Serving the People? Private Versus Public Provision in China's Cities 15. Market Forces and the New Population Mobility in China Part 5: State and Society in China at the End of the Millennium 16. Saving the Bad Earth? China's Environmental Crisis 17. China and the Global Economy at the Century's End 18. State-Society Relationships in the Post-Utopian Age 19. Utopia and ''Dreams of Heaven" in the New Millennium?