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Chinese Urban Life Under Reform: The Changing Social Contract (Cambridge Modern China Series)by Wenfang Tang
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This book provides a rare glimpse into how the Chinese urban population is experiencing the rapid shift from a planned to a market economy. Using a dozen recent national surveys, the authors give voice to workers, civil servants, intellectuals, and women, who report their grievances and joys at home, at work, and in the public sphere. With fresh data on emerging patterns of economic inequality, labor-management relations, popular grievances, political participation, and gender inequality, the book analyzes how the shifting social contract influences ordinary people's lives and China's future direction.
This book examines how urban China is experiencing the shift from a planned to a market economy.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 352-379) and index.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; Part I. Introduction: 1. Socialist and market social contracts; 2. The urban social world; Part II. Group Interests: 3. Life chances: education and jobs; 4. Economic rewards; 5. Popular reactions to the changing social contract; 6. Labor-management relations; 7. Civil servants and bureaucratic behavior; 8. Political participation and interest articulation; Part III. Gender: 9. Gender and work William L. Parish and Sarah Busse; 10. Gender and family William L. Parish and James Farrer; Part IV. Comparisons and Conclusions: 11. Taiwan and China compared; 12. Conclusion; Appendices; References; Index.
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