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Transcending boundaries [electronic resource] : Zhejiangcun : the story of a migrant village in Beijing / by Xiang Biao ; translated by Jim Weldon.

By: Xiang, Biao.
Material type: TextTextSeries: China studies (Leiden, Netherlands): v. 5.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2005Description: 1 online resource (xx, 198 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9781429452588 (electronic bk.); 1429452587 (electronic bk.).Other title: Zhejiangcun : the story of a migrant village in Beijing.Subject(s): Migration, Internal -- China -- Zhejiangcun (Beijing) | Zhejiangcun (Beijing, China) -- Description and travel | Beijing (China) -- Description and travel | HISTORY | Migration | Geschichte 1984-1998 | Zuwanderer | Textilindustrie | Wirtschaftsentwicklung | China | PekingGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Transcending boundaries.DDC classification: 951/.156 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
List of maps -- Author's preface to the abridged English version -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- The study area -- 'Community', 'boundaries', guanxi and xi -- the state and the history of Zhejiangcun -- The structure of the study -- My involvement in Zhejiangcun -- 1984: Let's Go to Beijing! -- The migration trail from Wenzhou -- The origins of Zhejiangcun -- Doing it together and roadside guerrilla tactics -- Evasion and remaking tradition -- 1986-1988: Getting Street-wise -- A foot in the door -- Migrant traders and Beijing stores in alliance -- The consignment-selling model -- Capable people, 'one of our own', and people from Yongjia -- "Inapproprate to remain indefinitely" -- 1988-1992: A Breakthrough with Leather -- Jackets -- The craze for leather jackets -- Settling disputes: big players and gangs -- 'Political typhoons' and running away -- Into the 1990s: Networks Across the Country -- Diffusion migration.
A nationwide Wenzhou migrants' business network Nationwide factor markets -- Reinventing the home clans -- 1992-1994: Government Comes to Zhejiangcun -- Retailing in big state stores -- Large-scale leasing in the private sector -- The 'Jing-Wen' Market collaborative project -- Contradictions and confrontations -- The Yueqing liaison office -- 1994: Taking Root in Beijing -- The craze for building marketplaces -- Expanding business circles and hot competition -- Residential compounds: another craze -- Big players, gangs and 'big men' -- 1995: Capitulations and Comebacks -- Jingwen Market concern group -- Liu Shiming's JO Compound development -- Cold winds in Beijing -- October 1995: an unexpected thunderclap -- Daqingli! a demolition diary -- Getting on with business -- Zhejiangcun compounds make a comeback -- Concluding Remarks -- Transcending boundaries from below -- Policy implications -- Glossary -- Glossary of place names.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [191]-192) and index.

List of maps -- Author's preface to the abridged English version -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- The study area -- 'Community', 'boundaries', guanxi and xi -- the state and the history of Zhejiangcun -- The structure of the study -- My involvement in Zhejiangcun -- 1984: Let's Go to Beijing! -- The migration trail from Wenzhou -- The origins of Zhejiangcun -- Doing it together and roadside guerrilla tactics -- Evasion and remaking tradition -- 1986-1988: Getting Street-wise -- A foot in the door -- Migrant traders and Beijing stores in alliance -- The consignment-selling model -- Capable people, 'one of our own', and people from Yongjia -- "Inapproprate to remain indefinitely" -- 1988-1992: A Breakthrough with Leather -- Jackets -- The craze for leather jackets -- Settling disputes: big players and gangs -- 'Political typhoons' and running away -- Into the 1990s: Networks Across the Country -- Diffusion migration.

A nationwide Wenzhou migrants' business network Nationwide factor markets -- Reinventing the home clans -- 1992-1994: Government Comes to Zhejiangcun -- Retailing in big state stores -- Large-scale leasing in the private sector -- The 'Jing-Wen' Market collaborative project -- Contradictions and confrontations -- The Yueqing liaison office -- 1994: Taking Root in Beijing -- The craze for building marketplaces -- Expanding business circles and hot competition -- Residential compounds: another craze -- Big players, gangs and 'big men' -- 1995: Capitulations and Comebacks -- Jingwen Market concern group -- Liu Shiming's JO Compound development -- Cold winds in Beijing -- October 1995: an unexpected thunderclap -- Daqingli! a demolition diary -- Getting on with business -- Zhejiangcun compounds make a comeback -- Concluding Remarks -- Transcending boundaries from below -- Policy implications -- Glossary -- Glossary of place names.

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