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China's Enterprise Reform Changing State/Society Relations After Mao

By You Ji Copyright 1997
    288 Pages
    by Routledge

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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.

    Part 1 Reshaping state and society relations; Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 A quiet revolution from below; Part 2 Depoliticisation: diminishing Part y controls; Chapter 3 The reform of the enterprise leadership structure; Chapter 4 The Part y’s organisational reform; Chapter 5 Withering of the Part y’s industrial apparatus; Part 3 De-statisation: an analysis of the wage structure; Chapter 6 The dynamics of the industrial wage reform; Chapter 7 The politics of the industrial wage reform; Part 4 De-statisation: an ownership and organisational analysis; Chapter 8 Corporatisation and privatisation; Chapter 9 The construction of a new economic model; Chapter 10 Concluding remarks;


    David S. G. Goodman, You Ji

    '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