Chinese Urban Life under Reform
The Changing Social Contract
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Chinese Urban Life under Reform by Wenfang Tang
Book DescriptionThis book provides a rare glimpse into how the Chinese urban population is experiencing the rapid shift from a planned to a market economy. The authors, using a dozen recent national social surveys, 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 newly emerging patterns of economic inequality, labor-management relations, popular grievances, political participation, and gender inequality, the book comprehensively analyzes how the shifting social contract influences ordinary people's lives. With comparative data from the more market-based Taiwan, the book illuminates the directions in which China might be headed.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521778657
(228mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Jan-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Wenfang Tang
Populist Authoritarianism, Hardback (February 2016)
Populist Authoritarianism attempts to explain why protests and regime support coexist in China. It proposes a theoretical framework of Populist Authoritarianism as the explanation of regime sustainability. The book draws empirical evidence from multiple public opinion surveys conducted from 1987 to 2014.
Public Opinion and Political Change in China, Paperback (August 2005)» View all books by Wenfang Tang
In this book, Tang addresses how public opinion is shaped in China's political, economic, and social environment and how it affects decision making and political change.
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