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The Political Economy of Contemporary China

1st Edition

By Mark Selden


220 pages

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Hardback: 9780873324267
pub: 1988-11-30
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The essays in this volume aim to reconceptualize he political economy of the People's Republic of China by highlighting the changing character of urban-rural and state-society conflicts in the era of Mao Zedong's leadership and in the post-Mao reforms. While noting China's economic achievements, the analysis underscores major ironies of the mobilizational collectivism of the late Mao period as well as the conflicts being played out in the reforms centered on the countryside and China's international economic relations in the 1980s.

Table of Contents

Rethinking China's socialist economic development; Marxism and the peasantry - collectivization and strategies of socialist agrarian development; co-operation and conflict - co-operative and collective formation in China's countryside; original accumulation, equality and late industrialization - the cases of socialist China and capitalist Taiwan (with Chih-ming Ka); income inequality and the state in rural China; city versus countryside? the social consequences of development chices in China; the reform of landownership and the political economy of contemporary China (with Aiguo Lu).

Subject Categories

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