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Gender and the South China Miracle: Two Worlds of Factory Women

Ching Kwan Lee

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520211254
eISBN:
9780520920040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211254.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Yuk-ling, a busy Hong Kong mother of two, and Chi-ying, a young single woman from a remote village in northern China, work in electronics factories owned by the same foreign corporation, ... More


Hong Kong: Migrant Lives, Landscapes, and Journeys

Caroline Knowles and Douglas Harper

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226448565
eISBN:
9780226448589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226448589.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

In 1997 the United Kingdom returned control of Hong Kong to China, ending the city's status as one of the last remnants of the British Empire and initiating a new phase for it as both a modern city ... 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


Human dignity and welfare systems

Chak Kwan Chan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344311
eISBN:
9781447302551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344311.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Pro-‘workfare’ governments justify their policies by claiming ‘workfare’ helps enhance self-esteem and promote the dignity of unemployed recipients. On the other hand, welfare activists argue that ... 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


Masculine Compromise: "Migration, Family, and Gender in China"

Susanne "Yuk-Ping Choi and Yinni Peng

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288270
eISBN:
9780520963252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288270.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

How has migration changed the Chinese family? Drawing on the life stories of 192 migrant men in southern China, this book examines the effect of mass rural-to-urban migration on family and gender ... More


Localistic Despotism

Ching Kwan Lee

in Gender and the South China Miracle: Two Worlds of Factory Women

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520211254
eISBN:
9780520920040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211254.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Dagongzai, a generic term for “workers laboring for the bosses,” had become the new collective identity claimed by millions of workers in south China since the mid-1980s. In everyday language, this ... More


Political Violence in Nepal from Unification to Janandolan I: The Background to ‘People’s War’

John Whelpton

in Revolution in Nepal: An Anthropological and Historical Approach to the People's War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198089384
eISBN:
9780199082483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089384.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

The chapter analyses episodes of political violence in Nepal from the creation of the state through the conquests of King Prithvi Narayan Shah of Gorkha in the late eighteenth century up to 1990, ... More


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