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Reforming Asian Labor Systems: Economic Tensions and Worker Dissent

Frederic C. Deyo

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450518
eISBN:
9780801463945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450518.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This book examines the implications of post-1980s market-oriented economic reform for labor systems in China, South Korea, the Philippines, and Thailand. Adopting a critical institutionalist ... More


The Specter of "the People": Urban Poverty in Northeast China

Mun Young Cho

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451652
eISBN:
9780801467431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451652.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Despite massive changes to its economic policies, China continues to define itself as socialist; since 1949 and into the present, the Maoist slogan “Serve the People” has been a central point of ... More


Beyond Borders: Stories of Yunnanese Chinese Migrants of Burma

Wen-Chin Chang

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453311
eISBN:
9780801454516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453311.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The Yunnanese from southwestern China have for millennia traded throughout upland Southeast Asia. Burma in particular has served as a “back door” to Yunnan, providing a sanctuary for political ... More


Making and Faking Kinship: Marriage and Labor Migration between China and South Korea

Charles D. Freilich

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449581
eISBN:
9780801462818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449581.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In the years leading up to and directly following rapprochement with China in 1992, the South Korean government looked to ethnic Korean (Chosŏnjok) brides and laborers from northeastern China to ... More


Insurgency Trap: Labor Politics in Postsocialist China

Eli Friedman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452697
eISBN:
9780801470516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452697.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

During the first decade of the twenty-first century, worker resistance in China increased rapidly despite the fact that certain segments of the state began moving in a pro-labor direction. This book ... More


The Government Next Door: Neighborhood Politics in Urban China

Luigi Tomba

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452826
eISBN:
9780801455209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452826.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Chinese residential communities are places of intense governing and an arena of active political engagement between state and society. This book investigates how the goals of a government ... More


Small Works: Poverty and Economic Development in Southwestern China

John A. Donaldson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449680
eISBN:
9780801462771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449680.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

How can policymakers effectively reduce poverty? Most mainstream economists advocate promoting economic growth, on the grounds that it generally reduces poverty while bringing other economic ... More


Prosper or Perish: Credit and Fiscal Systems in Rural China

Lynette H. Ong

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450624
eISBN:
9780801465956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450624.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

The official banking institutions for rural China are rural credit cooperatives (RCCs). Although these co-ops are mandated to support agricultural development among farm households, since 1980 half ... More


Chinese Economic Statecraft: Commercial Actors, Grand Strategy, and State Control

William J. Norris

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454493
eISBN:
9781501704031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454493.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This book introduces an innovative theory that pinpoints how states employ economic tools of national power to pursue their strategic objectives. The book shows what Chinese economic statecraft is, ... More


The Diplomacy of Migration: Transnational Lives and the Making of U.S.-Chinese Relations in the Cold War

Meredith Oyen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700149
eISBN:
9781501701474
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700149.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the Cold War, both Chinese and American officials employed migration policy to pursue legitimacy, security, and prestige. They focused on allowing or restricting immigration, assigning refugee ... More


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