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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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Tourism and Modernity in China

Tourism and Modernity in China

1st Edition

By Tim Oakes
December 01, 2014

This book explores how the experience of modernization is revealed in China's newly constructed tourist landscapes. It argues that in China's burgeoning ethnic tourist villages and theme parks can be seen all the contradictions, debasement, and liberating potentials of Chinese modernity. Tim Oakes ...

Grassroots Charisma Four Local Leaders in China

Grassroots Charisma: Four Local Leaders in China

1st Edition

By Stephan Feuchtwang, Wang Mingming
August 12, 2014

This book relates the stories of four leaders under very different political regimes: Colonial, Nationalist and Communist. The authors compare Chinese notions of respect and inspiration with their equivalents in other religious and political histories of colonial and post-colonial modernity, ...

China's Changing Welfare Mix Local Perspectives

China's Changing Welfare Mix: Local Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Beatriz Carrillo, Jane Duckett
March 13, 2014

This book draws attention to two neglected areas in the growing body of research on welfare in China: subnational variation and the changing mix of state and non-state provision. The contributors to this volume demonstrate the diversity of local welfare provision that lies behind broad national ...

China's Thought Management

China's Thought Management

1st Edition

Edited By Anne-Marie Brady
March 13, 2014

China's Thought Management argues that by re-emphasizing and modernizing propaganda and thought work since 1989, the CCP has managed to overcome a succession of local and national level crises - the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, the impact of the collapse Socialism in the Eastern bloc, SARS, ...

State and Laid-Off Workers in Reform China The Silence and Collective Action of the Retrenched

State and Laid-Off Workers in Reform China: The Silence and Collective Action of the Retrenched

1st Edition

By Yongshun Cai
January 16, 2014

In the 1990s, the Chinese government launched an unprecedented reform of state enterprises, putting tens of millions of people out of work. This empirically rich study calls on comprehensive surveys and interviews, combining quantitative data with qualitative in its examination of the variation in ...

China's Spatial Economic Development Regional Transformation in the Lower Yangzi Delta

China's Spatial Economic Development: Regional Transformation in the Lower Yangzi Delta

1st Edition

By Andrew M. Marton
December 21, 2000

The spatial patterns of China's rapid economic transformation fundamentally challenge conventional geographies of urban and regional development. This book provides a theoretically informed case study of the local character of regional change in China's lower Yangzi Delta, as well as a new ...

Cities in Post-Mao China Recipes for Economic Development in the Reform Era

Cities in Post-Mao China: Recipes for Economic Development in the Reform Era

1st Edition

Edited By Jae Ho Chung
October 23, 2013

This volume, written by contributors from a number of different specialisms, suggests that different combinations of factors have contributed to the relative successes and failures in these cities. Endowment factors, preferential policies, and history have all proved to be important. Most ...

Tiger Girls Women and Enterprise in the People's Republic of China

Tiger Girls: Women and Enterprise in the People's Republic of China

1st Edition

By Minglu Chen
May 31, 2013

The existing scholarship on women in China suggests that gender inequality still exists against the background of the country’s reform and opening in recent years. However, the situation of women in enterprise ownership and leadership seems to indicate that despite such notions of disadvantage ...

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

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

1st Edition

By You Ji
January 14, 1998

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 ...

Regional Development in China States, Globalization and Inequality

Regional Development in China: States, Globalization and Inequality

1st Edition

By Yehua Dennis Wei
October 12, 2000

This study systematically examines uneven regional development in China, focusing on three central agents: the foreign investor, the state and the region. Wei's findings have important implications for theories of, and policy towards, Chinese regional development. This book is a vital resource for ...

Policing Serious Crime in China From 'Strike Hard' to 'Kill Fewer'

Policing Serious Crime in China: From 'Strike Hard' to 'Kill Fewer'

1st Edition

By Susan Trevaskes
April 12, 2013

Despite a resurgence in the number of studies of Chinese social control over the past decade or so, no sustained work in English has detailed the recent developments in policy and practice against serious crime, despite international recognition that Chinese policing of serious crime is relatively ...

The Chinese State's Retreat from Health Policy and the Politics of Retrenchment

The Chinese State's Retreat from Health: Policy and the Politics of Retrenchment

1st Edition

By Jane Duckett
April 12, 2013

Over the post-Mao period, the Chinese state has radically cut back its role in funding health services and insuring its citizens against the costs of ill health. Using an analytical framework drawn from studies of state retrenchment in industrialized democracies and in post-communist Eastern Europe...

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