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China's Enterprise Reform

Changing State/Society Relations After Mao, 1st Edition

By You Ji


288 pages

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Hardback: 9780415157261
pub: 1997-12-04
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China's basic work units, collectively known as the danwei system, have undergone significant reform, particularly since 1984. The author examines how this system operates and how reform is generating change in the party at grassroots level.

The author demonstrates how China's post-Mao reforms have produced a quiet revolution from below as the process of political and economic liberalization has accelerated. This book presents new research findings that will be invaluable to those wishing to understand the nature of change in China.


'You Ji's study provides an excellent base from which to explore dimensions of change in Chinese workplaces' - Jocelyn E. Gamble, Asia Pacific Business Review, 1998

'Anyone who wants to have a comprehensive and systemic understanding of the changing role of the party, wage reform, and ownership reform in Chinese state enterprises (up until the mid-1990s) will find this book informative and valuable.' - Wenfang Tang, Journal of Asian Studies Vol. 59:4, November 2000

About the Series

Routledge Studies on China in Transition

The spectacular economic development of China has raised many questions about its future. China in Transition participates in the intellectual developments by focusing on social, political and cultural change in the China of the 1990s and beyond. Drawing on new research from scholars in Asia, Australia, North America and Europe, this series is invaluable in monitoring reform and interpreting the consequences for China, its neighbours and the West.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies