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Routledge Studies on China in Transition


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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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Suzhou in Transition

Suzhou in Transition

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Beibei Tang, Paul Cheung
November 12, 2020

Through the lens of the city of Suzhou, this edited volume presents views on the complex interaction between the central state, market agents, local governments and individuals who have shaped the development of Chinese cities and urban life. Featuring a range of disciplinary perspectives, ...

Social Relations and Political Development in China Change and Continuity in the “New Era

Social Relations and Political Development in China: Change and Continuity in the “New Era"

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Zhengxu Wang, Dragan Pavlićević
October 30, 2020

As China enters its proclaimed ‘New Era’ under President Xi Jinping, this book examines changes and continuity in social relations and political development, investigating what is genuinely new against the backdrop of continuations of previous trends and policies.Presented as a volume of ...

Public Participation and State Building in China Case Studies from Zhejiang

Public Participation and State Building in China: Case Studies from Zhejiang

1st Edition

Dragan Pavlićević
October 28, 2019

This book explores non-electoral means of public participation in contemporary China, both as an outcome of and a key contributor to the party-state’s efforts to improve its governing capacity. Examining consultative meetings, public hearings, and the use of surveys and questionnaires in Zhejiang ...

Negotiating Ethnicity in China Citizenship as a Response to the State

Negotiating Ethnicity in China: Citizenship as a Response to the State

1st Edition

Chih-yu Shih
August 09, 2018

This challenging study brings together anthropology and political science to examine how ethnic minorities are constructed by the state, and how they respond to such constructions.Disclosing endless mini negotiations between those acting in the name of the Chinese state and those carrying the ...

The Development of China's Stockmarket, 1984-2002 Equity Politics and Market Institutions

The Development of China's Stockmarket, 1984-2002: Equity Politics and Market Institutions

1st Edition

Stephen Green
August 09, 2018

As China's government manages a transition away from the socialist plan, how does it build the regulatory institutions it needs to manage the new market economy? Without the correct institutions, laws and agencies that implement the laws in place, the remarkable growth witnessed in China over the ...

Local Elites in Post-Mao China

Local Elites in Post-Mao China

1st Edition

Yingjie Guo
March 19, 2018

This book provides fresh insights into the study of Chinese elites at the county level and below. By shifting the analytical focus onto the agency of elites at the local level and away from the institutional structures within which they operate, it fills a number of significant gaps in the field. ...

China's Architecture in a Globalizing World: Between Socialism and the Market

China's Architecture in a Globalizing World: Between Socialism and the Market

1st Edition

Jiawen Han
December 14, 2017

China is currently in the midst of an unprecedented building boom and, indeed, interest in Chinese contemporary architecture has been fuelled by this huge expansion. Through a cutting-edge theoretical discussion of Chinese architecture in relation to Chinese modernity, this book examines this ...

NGO Governance and Management in China

NGO Governance and Management in China

1st Edition

Reza Hasmath, Jennifer Y. J. Hsu
November 22, 2017

As China becomes increasingly integrated into the global system there will be continuing pressure to acknowledge and engage with non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Suffice to say, without a clear understanding of the state’s interaction with NGOs, and vice versa, any political, economic and ...

China's Housing Middle Class Changing Urban Life in Gated Communities

China's Housing Middle Class: Changing Urban Life in Gated Communities

1st Edition

Beibei Tang
October 30, 2017

Home ownership plays a significant role in locating the middle class in most western societies, associated with market, consumerism, democracy and “people like us”, the significant features of the middle class for any society. In China, private home ownership was not the norm from 1949, when the ...

Choosing China's Leaders

Choosing China's Leaders

1st Edition

Chien-wen Kou, Xiaowei Zang
October 12, 2017

Political elites are a key topic in contemporary China studies, and have been investigated in relation to factional politics, generation politics, technocracy, and crucially, institutionalization. The institutionalization of elite replacement began in China in the 1980s and quickly accelerated ...

Governing HIV in China Commercial Sex, Homosexuality and Rural-to-Urban Migration

Governing HIV in China: Commercial Sex, Homosexuality and Rural-to-Urban Migration

1st Edition

Elaine Jeffreys, Gang Su
September 18, 2017

HIV and AIDS have long been problematized in the People’s Republic of China as objects of governance in political frameworks and institutions. The state’s attitudes towards health programs have, nevertheless, changed significantly during the 21st century. Pilot programs at the beginning of the ...

Economic Development in China's Northwest Entrepreneurship and identity along China’s multi-ethnic borderlands

Economic Development in China's Northwest: Entrepreneurship and identity along China’s multi-ethnic borderlands

1st Edition

Joshua Bird
July 21, 2017

Under the ethnic affairs management regime established by the People’s Republic of China, every Chinese citizen is classified within one of 56 state-recognised ‘nationalities’. Government policy assumes that these nationalities differ from one another primarily in their levels of economic ...

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