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Rural China [electronic resource] : economic and social change in the late twentieth century / Jie Fan, Thomas Heberer, and Wolfgang Taubmann.

By: Fan, Jie, 1961-.
Contributor(s): Heberer, Thomas | Taubmann, Wolfgang.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, c2006Description: 1 online resource (xv, 352 p.) : ill., map.ISBN: 9780765624383 (electronic bk.); 0765624389 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): China -- Rural conditions | China -- Social conditions -- 1976-2000 | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture | Stadt | L�andlicher Raum | Sozialer Wandel | Wirtschaftsentwicklung | China | Geschichte 1976-2001Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Rural China.DDC classification: 306/.0951/091734 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- Zhen settlements : between urban and rural -- Field research : fieldwork procedure and the surveyed Zhen -- Settlements and population -- Economic structures and economic change -- Finance system and the development of rural towns (Zhen) -- Processes of change in administration and politics -- Rise of a new social stratification and of new local elites -- Value change and interest articulation -- Summary and evaluation.
Summary: This book reports the findings of two field studies between 1993 and 2001 in seven townships and six provinces in China. The authors find that the process of rural urbanization is bringing about profound economic, social, and political changes that are weakening the dominance of the central government.
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"An East gate book."

Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-343) and index.

Introduction -- Zhen settlements : between urban and rural -- Field research : fieldwork procedure and the surveyed Zhen -- Settlements and population -- Economic structures and economic change -- Finance system and the development of rural towns (Zhen) -- Processes of change in administration and politics -- Rise of a new social stratification and of new local elites -- Value change and interest articulation -- Summary and evaluation.

This book reports the findings of two field studies between 1993 and 2001 in seven townships and six provinces in China. The authors find that the process of rural urbanization is bringing about profound economic, social, and political changes that are weakening the dominance of the central government.

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