Chinese Urban Life under Reform (Cambridge Modern China Series) First Edition
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"Bill Parish, one of the most experienced and wide-ranging sociologists studying China, here teams up with a talented political scientist, Wenfang Tang, to present a broad overview of varying patterns in Chinese urban life after reform. They find wide differences among people, depending upon education and opportunity for exposure to outside media. They find differences among work units as workers who were highly dependent upon their superiors are gradually exposed to an open market system. In Taiwan, which has long had a high proportion of small, independent companies, individual effort still makes more difference than on the mainland. A comprehensive, broad picture of changes in Chinese urban society." Ezra Vogel, Asia Center, Harvard University
"What has happened to China's urban political economy in the post-Mao era? Tang and Parish use ideas drawn from a wide range of social theories and the urban experiences of other countries to confront multiple sets of Chinese surveys dealing with urban life. the result is an impressive and persuasive summary statement of the balance of change and continuity in Chinese cities." Martin Whyte, George Washington University
"A pioneering and encyclopedic study of China's urban social and political life during the economic reforms of the Deng era. The interesting findings on such topics as attitudes toward the reforms, political participation, and labor relations will inform all serious analyses in these areas. Makes effective use of hitherto underutilized survey data to test a variety of hypotheses." Michel Oksenberg, Asia/Pacific Research Center, Stanford University
"...the writing is generally clear, especially in the introductory chapters, which do an excellent job of describing the Chinese urban environment and the problems that economic reform faces in China. Those looking for a thorough and well-grounded sociological analysis of contemporary Chinese urban life will find it in this book." Choice
"This book is a milestone in the sociological study of contemporary China." Thomas B. Gold, American Journal Of Sociology
- ASIN : 0521778654
- Publisher : Cambridge University Press; First Edition (January 28, 2000)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 412 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1560241608
- ISBN-13 : 978-1560241607
- Item Weight : 1.32 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 1.03 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,083,092 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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