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Epilogue

Shuang Chen

in State-Sponsored Inequality: The Banner System and Social Stratification in Northeast China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799034
eISBN:
9781503601635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799034.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter provides an overview of the structural inequality created by the People’s Republic of China in the 1950s, especially that produced by the hukou household registration system. It shows ... More


Why Standard Explanations are Insufficient

Khalid Malik

in Why Has China Grown So Fast For So Long?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078838
eISBN:
9780199081646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078838.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Widely accepted neoclassical models lay out a set number of reasons for the progress of an economy. According to the neoclassical models, factor accumulation, factor reallocation, gains in ... More


The Hukou Reform and Unification of Rural–Urban Social Welfare

Cai Fang

in Law and Economics with Chinese Characteristics: Institutions for Promoting Development in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199698547
eISBN:
9780191745522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698547.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Under a political economy analytical framework, this paper intends to help understand hukou system reform from perspective of unifying social welfare system of rural and urban areas. It reviews the ... More


China’s evolution in progressively realizing the right to health

Philip D. Chen and Di Wu

in Advancing the Human Right to Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199661619
eISBN:
9780191765056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661619.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter recounts how health and food safety reform have played a central role in progressively realizing the right to health of the Chinese. It begins with an overview of China’s health ... More


Urban Redevelopment in Guangzhou and Mumbai

Xuefei Ren

in Governing the Urban in China and India: Land Grabs, Slum Clearance, and the War on Air Pollution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691203393
eISBN:
9780691203416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203393.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter compares urban village and slum redevelopment in Guangzhou and Mumbai. It talks about the redevelopment of urban villages in Guangzhou that has displaced migrant tenants who lack local ... More


Family Strategies and Structures in Rural North China

Deborah Davis and Stevan Harrell

in Chinese Families in the Post-Mao Era

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077973
eISBN:
9780520913578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077973.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores family strategies and structures in response to socioeconomic and political changes over two generations in a peripheral region of rural North China. The data are household ... More


The Country and the City

Lee Haiyan

in The Stranger and the Chinese Moral Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804785914
eISBN:
9780804793544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785914.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In today’s China, the face of a stranger is most likely that of a peasant migrant eking out a precarious living in the city. Mass migration has rekindled scholarly interest in the urban-rural ... More


Rural Women and Migration under Market Socialism

Arianne M. Gaetano

in Out to Work: Migration, Gender, and the Changing Lives of Rural Women in Contemporary China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840990
eISBN:
9780824868192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840990.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 2 provides a macro-historical context for understanding the migration of rural women in China over the past few decades to delineate the officially sanctioned discourses, policies, and ... More


Market Reforms, Global Linkages, and (Dis) continuity in Post-Socialist China

Cara Wallis

in Technomobility in China: Young Migrant Women and Mobile Phones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795262
eISBN:
9780814784815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795262.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter outlines the specific socio-cultural context of contemporary China at the beginning of the 21st century. To set the stage for the rest of the text, the chapter discusses the reforms of ... More


Marginal Men and China’s Grand Narratives

Susanne Y. P. Choi and Yinni Peng

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288270
eISBN:
9780520963252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288270.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter describes the rural-to-urban migration history of four men, weaving their stories through the grand narrative of China’s economic modernization and the role of the state in regulating ... More


China’s Loophole to the Faustian Bargain of Urban Bias

Jeremy L. Wallace

in Cities and Stability: Urbanization, Redistribution, and Regime Survival in China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199378982
eISBN:
9780199379019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378982.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The fourth chapter shows that since 1949, the Chinese government’s policies toward rural areas are critically shaped by their implications for urbanization. The narrative focuses on the political ... More


Return to Sender: Hukou, Stimulus, and the Great Recession

Jeremy L. Wallace

in Cities and Stability: Urbanization, Redistribution, and Regime Survival in China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199378982
eISBN:
9780199379019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378982.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The sixth chapter examines China’s sailing through the Great Recession of the late 2000s with little apparent damage. China weathered the storm due to its long-term strategy of managed urbanization ... More


The Floating City

Anna Greenspan

in Shanghai Future: Modernity Remade

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780190206697
eISBN:
9780190235659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190206697.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Most people moving to Shanghai are not the ideal residents of fancy suburbs. Instead, they are migrants from the countryside who constitute the bulk of China’s urban poor. In this, Shanghai is hardly ... More


Migration in the People’s Republic of China

Ming Lu and Yiran Xia

in Cities of Dragons and Elephants: Urbanization and Urban Development in China and India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198829225
eISBN:
9780191867620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829225.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter summarizes the characteristics of migration in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) after its reforms and opening up. Rapid urbanization in the PRC has resulted from recent decades of ... More


Human Capital and Urbanization in the People’s Republic of China

Chunbing Xing

in Cities of Dragons and Elephants: Urbanization and Urban Development in China and India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198829225
eISBN:
9780191867620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829225.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter explores the relationship between human capital development and urbanization in the People’s Republic of China, highlighting the Hukou system and decentralized fiscal system. Educated ... More


The Registration Challenge: Counting the Population from Imperial China to the People’s Republic of China

John James Kennedy and Yaojiang Shi

in Lost and Found: The "Missing Girls" in Rural China

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190917425
eISBN:
9780190917463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190917425.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

The registration of households has a long history in China, from the imperial period to the People’s Republic of China. The baojia system of security and local registration was used in China from its ... More


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