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The Politics of Communist Economic Reform: Soviet Union and China

John F. Padgett

in The Emergence of Organizations and Markets

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148670
eISBN:
9781400845552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148670.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter compares the political, economic, and social-network dynamics of major economic reform campaigns within communism itself by Joseph Stalin, Nikita Khrushchev, Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, ... More


Introduction: Japan’s Possible Futures

Frank Baldwin and Anne Allison

in Japan: The Precarious Future

Published in print:
1953
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479889389
eISBN:
9781479830893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479889389.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The earthquake, tidal wave, and nuclear meltdown in 2011 brought enormous loss of life and destruction to a Japan already grappling with recession, demographic dilemmas, and challenges from China. ... More


Military Cooperation and Territorial Disputes: The Changing Face of Japan’s Security Policy

Hiroshi Nakanishi

in Japan: The Precarious Future

Published in print:
1953
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479889389
eISBN:
9781479830893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479889389.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter argues that the 2009-2011 period, under the leadership of the Democratic Party of Japan, was a watershed for postwar Japanese security policy. The economic depression after the Lehmann ... More


Introduction

Cheris Shun-ching Chan

in Marketing Death: Culture and the Making of a Life Insurance Market in China

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195394078
eISBN:
9780199951154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394078.003.0000
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The life insurance business has been growing rapidly in China in recent years, despite complaints by insurance sales agents about the local public’s resistance to discussing death or misfortune. This ... More


Is China an Inviting Place for Life Insurance?: Societal Conditions, the Market, and Remaining Puzzles

Cheris Shun-ching Chan

in Marketing Death: Culture and the Making of a Life Insurance Market in China

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195394078
eISBN:
9780199951154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394078.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter provides a context for the ethnographic stories that unfold in subsequent chapters. It begins with a brief historical background of commercial life insurance in China, dating back to the ... More


China's response to crisis: what role for social policy?

Sarah Cook and Wing Lam

in Social Policy in Challenging Times: Economic Crisis and Welfare Systems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847428288
eISBN:
9781447305521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428288.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter examines the way in which social policy has been used during the crisis response and recovery in China. It starts by asking whether China's leadership has been able to use social ... More


Categorical Inequality and Gender Difference: Marriage and Remarriage in Northeast China, 1749–1913

Shuang Chen, Cameron Campbell, and James Lee

in Similarity in Difference: Marriage in Europe and Asia, 1700-1900

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027946
eISBN:
9780262325837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027946.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

We examine the effects of institutional, family and socioeconomic characteristics on the chances of first marriage and remarriage in Northeast China from the end of the eighteenth century to the ... More


Vietnam and China

Akos Rona-Tas and Alya Guseva

in Plastic Money: Constructing Markets for Credit Cards in Eight Postcommunist Countries

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804768573
eISBN:
9780804789592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768573.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter focuses on China and Vietnam--two countries whose political context and transition trajectory differ from those of the other six. The case of China deserves special attention due to the ... More


Media Ownership and Concentration in the People’s Republic of China

Min Hang and The China Media Concentration Research Group

in Who Owns the World's Media?: Media Concentration and Ownership around the World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199987238
eISBN:
9780190210182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987238.003.0024
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics, Economic Sociology

This chapter describes media ownership and concentration in China. After examining Chinese media landscape, the bulk of the chapter looks at print media (newspapers, book publishing, magazine ... More


Aftermath: A New Global Economic Order?

Craig Calhoun and Georgi Derluguian (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772836
eISBN:
9780814748695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772836.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The global financial crisis showed deep problems with mainstream economic predictions, as well as the vulnerability of the world's richest countries and the enormous potential of some poorer ones. ... More


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