Creating wealth and poverty in postsocialist China
- edited by Deborah S. Davis and Wang Feng.
- Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2009.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (xiv, 293 pages).
- Studies in social inequality.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-287) and index.
- CONTENTS List of Illustrations List of Tables Acknowledgments List of Contributors POVERTY, WEALTH, and STRATIFICATION: THE INTERCONNECTIONS Chapter.1 Poverty and Wealth in Postsocialist China: An Overview Deborah Davis and Wang Feng
- Chapter 2 Market vs. Social Benefits: Explaining China's Changing Income Inequality Qin Gao and Carl Riskin
- Chapter 3 Market and Gender Pay Equity: Have Chinese Reforms Narrowed the Gap? Philip N. Cohen and Wang Feng
- Chapter 4 The Two Faces of Luxury: Gender and Generational Inequality in a Beijing Hotel Eileen Otis
- Chapter 5 The Changing Structure of Employment in Contemporary China Peter Evans and Sarah Staveteig POSTSOCIALIST POWER AND PROPERTY RELATIONS
- Chapter 6 Institutional Basis of Socialist Stratification in Transitional China Liu Xin
- Chapter 7 Rethinking Corporatist Bases of Stratification in Rural China Xueguang Zhou
- Chapter 8 Creating Wealth: Land Seizure, Local Government and Farmers Zhou Feizhou
- Chapter 9 Resolution Mechanisms for Land Rights Disputes Zhang Jing POSTSOCIALIST LIFE CHANCES
- Chapter 10 Regional Inequality in China: Mortality and Health Yong Cai
- Chapter 11 Beyond Cost: Rural Perspectives on Barriers to Education Emily Hannum and Jennifer Adams
- Chapter 12 Urban Occupational Mobility and Employment Institutions Yanjie Bian INTERPRETING POSTSOCIALIST WEALTH AND POVERTY
- Chapter 13 Social Contours of Distributive Injustice Feelings in Contemporary China Chunping Han and Martin King Whyte
- Chapter 14 From Inequality to Inequity: Popular Conception of Social (In)justice in Beijing Ching Kwan Lee
- Chapter 15 Social Stratification: The Legacy of the Late Imperial Past R. Bin Wong Notes References Index.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
The Chinese economy's return to commodification and privatization has greatly diversified China's institutional landscape. With the migration of more than 140 million villagers to cities and rapid urbanization of rural settlements, it is no longer possible to presume that the nation can be divided into strictly urban or rural classifications.Creating Wealth and Poverty in Postsocialist China draws on a wide variety of recent national surveys and detailed case studies to capture the diversity of postsocialist China and identify the contradictory dynamics forging contemporary social stratification. Focusing on economic inequality, social stratification, power relations, and everyday life chances, the volume provides an overview of postsocialist class order and contributes to current debates over the forces driving global inequalities. This book will be a must read for those interested in social inequality, stratification, class formation, postsocialist transformations, and China and Asian studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Income distribution > China > Congresses.
- Wealth > China > Congresses.
- Poverty > China > Congresses.
- Social stratification > China > Congresses.
- BUSINESS & ECONOMICS > Economics > Macroeconomics.
- POLITICAL SCIENCE > Economic Conditions.
- Income distribution.
- Social stratification.
- Soziale Schichtung.
- Publication date
- Studies in social inequality
- 9780804769877 (electronic bk.)
- 0804769877 (electronic bk.)