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Routledge Studies on China in Transition


About the Series

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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Marketization and Democracy in China

Marketization and Democracy in China

1st Edition

By Jianjun Zhang
December 11, 2009

Since China began an era of market reform three decades ago, many Westerners believed that, political liberalization and, eventually, democracy would follow. However, contrary to Western expectations, China remains an authoritarian country and the communist party is still in power, even though the ...

China's Reforms and International Political Economy

China's Reforms and International Political Economy

1st Edition

Edited By David Zweig, Zhimin Chen
May 26, 2009

Written by an international team of experts from the US, UK, Hong Kong, China, Korea and Canada, this important and interesting book examines and explores the relationship between the international political and economic system, and China’s economic and political transition. Exploring ...

Sex and Sexuality in China

Sex and Sexuality in China

1st Edition

Edited By Elaine Jeffreys
May 26, 2009

Elaine Jeffreys explores the issues of sex and sexuality in a non-Western context by examining debates surrounding the emergence of new sexual behaviours, and the appropriate nature of their regulation, in the People's Republic of China. Commissioned from Western and mainland Chinese scholars of ...

Locating China Space, Place, and Popular Culture

Locating China: Space, Place, and Popular Culture

1st Edition

Edited By Jing Wang
August 08, 2005

Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this volume examines the relationship between space and the production of local popular culture in contemporary China. The international team of contributors examine the inter-relationship between the cultural imaginary of a given place and China’s continuing ...

The Entrepreneurial State in China Real Estate and Commerce Departments in Reform Era Tianjin

The Entrepreneurial State in China: Real Estate and Commerce Departments in Reform Era Tianjin

1st Edition

By Jane Duckett
September 21, 1998

Jane Duckett describes in detail new state business activities in China and explains why they have appeared. Using research on the northern city of Tianjin during the 1990s, she argues that individual departments, within the Chinese state, are involved in the market economy through the ...

Translocal China Linkages, Identities and the Re-imagining of Space

Translocal China: Linkages, Identities and the Re-imagining of Space

1st Edition

Edited By Tim Oakes, Louisa Schein
September 25, 2006

Inter-disciplinary in approach, this collection of essays explores China’s reform era development within the concept of translocality. A key element of spatial change in today’s China has been the unprecedented geographic mobility of millions of labour migrants, tourists, brides, entrepreneurs, and...

The Chinese Legal System Globalization and Local Legal Culture

The Chinese Legal System: Globalization and Local Legal Culture

1st Edition

By Pitman B. Potter
August 24, 2001

The legal system of the People's Republic of China has seen significant changes since legal reforms began in 1978. At the end of the second decade of legal reform, law-making and institution-building have reached impressive levels. Understanding the operation and possible futures of law in the ...

Cultural Nationalism in Contemporary China

Cultural Nationalism in Contemporary China

1st Edition

By Yingjie Guo
December 19, 2003

In the vast majority of literature on 'Chinese nationalism' the distinction between nation and state is rarely made, consequently nationalism usually appears as loyalty to the state rather than identification with the nation. Yet, since 1989, both the official configuration of the nation and the ...

Elite Dualism and Leadership Selection in China

Elite Dualism and Leadership Selection in China

1st Edition

By Xiaowei Zang
December 18, 2003

Who are the top political leaders in China? What are the major criteria in elite recruitment? How is job promotion in high politics determined? By studying over one and a half thousand top political Chinese leaders, this book seeks to answer these questions and, as a result, defines how Chinese ...

Manager Empowerment in China Political Implications of Rural Industrialisation in the Reform Era

Manager Empowerment in China: Political Implications of Rural Industrialisation in the Reform Era

1st Edition

By Ray Yep
May 16, 2003

Institutional changes in rural China caused by the economic reforms of the post-Mao era have led to a new pattern of state-society interaction in the rural polity. Central to this is the spectacular rise of a group of managerial elites. Contrary to economic predictors, this has been accompanied by ...

The Democratisation of China

The Democratisation of China

1st Edition

By Baogang He
November 01, 2002

The events of 1989, culminating in Tiananmen Square, highlighted the extent to which democratic ideals had taken root in China. Baogang He traces and evaluates the political discourse of democracy in contemporary China, identifying the three main competing models of democratization that dominate ...

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