1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Citizenship

Edited By Zhonghua Guo Copyright 2022
    534 Pages 34 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    534 Pages 34 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Two assumptions prevail in the study of Chinese citizenship: one holds that citizenship is unique to the Western political culture, and China has historically lacked the necessary conditions for its development; the other implies that China is an authoritarian regime that has always been subject to autocratic power, in which citizens and citizenship play a limited role.

    This volume negates both assumptions. On the one hand, it shows that China has its own unique and rich experiences of the emergence, development, rights, obligations, acts, culture, education, and sites of citizenship, indicating the need to widen the scope of citizenship studies to include non-Western societies. On the other hand, it aims to show that citizenship has been a core issue running through China's political development since the modern period, urging scholars to bring ‘citizenship’ into consideration in the study of Chinese politics.

    This Handbook sets a new agenda for citizenship studies and Chinese politics. Its clear, accessible style makes it essential reading for students and scholars interested in citizenship and China studies.


    Navigating Chinese Citizenship (Zhonghua Guo)

    Part I: Historical Development

    1. The Emergence of Citizen and Citizenship Ideas in China (Peter Harris)
    2. Citizenship and Subjecthood in the Historiography on Imperial China (Hilde De Weerdt)
    3. Synthesizing Citizenship in Modern China (Robert Culp)
    4. Citizenship Cultivation and Class Struggle in Early 20th Century (Zhonghua Guo)
    5. Social Policy Evolution and Social Citizenship Development in China (Kinglun Ngok)
    6. Social Citizenship of Chinese Low-income Families (Chao An)
    7. Part II: Rights and Obligations

    8. Trajectories of the Development of Chinese Citizenship Rights in Post-Mao Era (Bin Xiao)
    9. Comparing Chinese Citizenship Rights with the East and West (Thomas Janoski)
    10. Hukou as a Case of Multi-level Citizenship (Samantha A. Vortherms)
    11. The deprivation and restoration of emigrants’ citizenship in China (Jiaqi M. Liu)
    12. Migrant workers’ citizenship positionality in contemporary China (Małgorzata (Gosia) Jakimów)
    13. Chinese Migrant Workers’ Citizenship Perception and its Effect (Fayin Xu)
    14. The Citizenship of Middle Class in China (Yihan Xiong, Peixuan Huang)
    15. Part III: Citizenship Acts

    16. Constructive Citizenship in Urban China (Junius F. Brown)
    17. Citizenship actions of the Peasant Workers (Taihui Guo)
    18. Deliberative Citizenship and Deliberative Governance in Rural China (Baogang He)
    19. Citizenship and Governance in Local China (Chong Zhang)
    20. Doing gendered citizenship from the marginal (Yu Ding)
    21. The Development of Citizenship in China’s Budget Reforms (Ji Zhang)
    22. Part IV: Cultural Citizenships

    23. The Development of Chinese Cultural Citizenship (Chaozhi Zhang, Shiting (Sonia) Lin, Ce Qu)
    24. Confucianism and Citizenship Revisited (Canglong Wang)
    25. Chinese Traditional World Citizenship Thoughts (Huaigao Qi & Dingli Shen)
    26. Chinese New Media and Citizenship (Shen Zhou, Zengzhi Shi)
    27. Chinese Digital Citizenship (Yueping Zheng,Caiwei Zhang & Xiaofei Zhang)
    28. Part V: Citizenship Educations

    29. Chinese Nation-State Building and Citizenship (Gregory P. Fairbrother)
    30. State Building and the Origin of Modern Chinese Citizenship Education (Zhengxian Liu)
    31. Civic belief systems in Chinese citizenship education (Zhenzhou Zhao, Kerry J. Kennedy and Xingxing Wang)
    32. Citizenship education in China: Conceptions, policies, and practices (Shuqin Xu)
    33. Citizenship and Creativity Education in China’s School Music Education (Wai-Chung Ho)
    34. Part VI: Citizenship in Special Regions

    35. ‘Ethnic Capital’ and ‘Flexible Citizenship’ in Korean Chinese Stepwise Migration (Jaeeun Kim)
    36. Cultural Citizenship as Relational (Lin Yi)
    37. Ethnic Minority and Migrants’ Citizenship (Xinrong Ma)
    38. Citizenship in Post-handover Hong Kong (Ying Xia)
    39. Citizenship Education under Hong Kong’ Hybrid Regime (Hui Li)
    40. The Changing Nature of Citizen Politics in Taiwan (Hsin-Che Wu, Yu-tzung Chang)


    Zhonghua Guo is a professor of political science at Sun Yat-sen University, China. He has authored three monographs and edited two books concerning citizenship studies.