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Rural-Urban Migration of Labour: Macroeconomics

John Knight and Lina Song

in The Rural-Urban Divide: Economic Disparities and Interactions in China

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198293309
eISBN:
9780191684975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293309.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the macroeconomics of the rural–urban migration of labour in China. It states that China is characterized by an urban–rural income differential that is large by international ... More


Going, Going, Gone! The Four Wastelands Auction Policy

Peter Ho

in Institutions in Transition: Land Ownership, Property Rights and Social Conflict in China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280698
eISBN:
9780191602528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019928069X.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Deals with wasteland and related policies. In order to exploit wasteland resources, the central government launched the so-called Four Wastelands Auction Policy. This policy was hailed as a ... More


Tracing China: A Forty-Year Ethnographic Journey

Helen F. Siu

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888083732
eISBN:
9789888313396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083732.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Tracing China’s journey began from exploring rural revolution and reconstitutions of community in South China. Spanning decades of rural-urban divide, it finally uncovers China’s global reach and ... More


When China Runs Out of Farmers

Luc Christiaensen

in Food Security and Sociopolitical Stability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199679362
eISBN:
9780191758430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679362.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

China’s success in feeding itself has defied the expectations of many. But, rising agricultural labor costs, increasing competition from imports following renminbi appreciation, and growing ... More


Grounding Displacement: Uncivil Urban Spaces in Post-Reform South China

Helen F. Siu

in Tracing China: A Forty-Year Ethnographic Journey

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888083732
eISBN:
9789888313396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083732.003.0016
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This historical-ethnographic study of village enclaves in Guangzhou explores the intensified entrenchment of villagers in a Maoist past when they faced market fluidities of a post-reform present. It ... More


Socialist Peddlers and Princes in a Chinese Market Town

Helen F. Siu

in Tracing China: A Forty-Year Ethnographic Journey

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888083732
eISBN:
9789888313396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083732.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The problems of economic liberalization in a market town in south China raise theoretical and empirical questions concerning the role of the state at the local level, both in the past and in the ... More


Gender and Modernity in a Chinese Economic Zone

Nancy E. Riley

in Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific: Method, Practice, Theory

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831592
eISBN:
9780824869311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831592.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the tendency of women working in the Dalian Economic Zone (DEZ) in Northeast China refer to the zone and their lives there as “paradise.” It argues that women in Dalian are ... More


Traditional Revival with Socialist Characteristics: Propaganda Storytelling Turned into Spiritual Service

Ka-ming Wu

in Reinventing Chinese Tradition: The Cultural Politics of Late Socialism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039881
eISBN:
9780252097997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039881.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the role of northern Shaanxi folk storytelling (Shaanbei shuoshu), a musical drama prevalent in the Yan'an area, in isolated rural communities where villagers actively seek folk ... More


Reflections on Historical Anthropology

Helen F. Siu

in Tracing China: A Forty-Year Ethnographic Journey

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888083732
eISBN:
9789888313396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083732.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This essay targets a Chinese scholarly audience, who deserves a coherent presentation of the analytical themes that my South China colleagues and I have been concerned with. One cannot ignore history ... More


Positioning “Hong Kongers” and “New Immigrants”

Helen F. Siu

in Tracing China: A Forty-Year Ethnographic Journey

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888083732
eISBN:
9789888313396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083732.003.0015
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter takes a slice from the census records to examine policies, assumptions, and procedures related to a recent period of in-flow from China and to assess their impact on Hong Kong’s present ... More


The Grounding of Cosmopolitans: Merchants and Local Cultures in South China

Helen F. Siu

in Tracing China: A Forty-Year Ethnographic Journey

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888083732
eISBN:
9789888313396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083732.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

A new generation of local strongmen rose from the regional fringes. Their power was not culturally recognized, but they were able to accumulate vast assets at the expense of the town-based lineages. ... More


Paper-Cuts in Modern China: The Search for Modernity, Cultural Tradition, and Women’s Liberation

Ka-ming Wu

in Reinventing Chinese Tradition: The Cultural Politics of Late Socialism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039881
eISBN:
9780252097997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039881.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines how folk paper-cuts have served as a site of intellectual expressions and debates about the meanings of—and the entangled relationships between—culture, gender, history, and the ... More


Cultural Identity and the Politics of Difference in South China

Helen F. Siu

in Tracing China: A Forty-Year Ethnographic Journey

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888083732
eISBN:
9789888313396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083732.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The term “China” presents many faces and meanings. The wealth of differentiating experiences beneath the surface of an enduring, naturalizing uniformity encompassed by the term has intrigued ... More


Women of Influence: Gendered Charisma

Helen F. Siu

in Tracing China: A Forty-Year Ethnographic Journey

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888083732
eISBN:
9789888313396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083732.003.0018
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This essay focuses on the context that has allowed such engagement to take place in institutional, discursive, and personal terms. Although cramped in a small physical territory, residents in Hong ... More


Square pegs and round holes: extending existing typologies fails to capture the complexities of Chinese social policy

Dan Horsfall and Sabrina Chai

in Social Policy Review 25: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2013

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447312741
eISBN:
9781447312857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312741.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Exploring the relationship between markets and social policy from a different angle, Dan Horsfall and Sabrina Chai examine the merits of applying the idea of the ‘competition state’ to China. They ... More


Recycling Tradition: Culture, History, and Political Economy in the Chrysanthemum Festivals of South China

Helen F. Siu

in Tracing China: A Forty-Year Ethnographic Journey

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888083732
eISBN:
9789888313396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083732.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This article is bringing studies of Chinese culture, society, and history closer to the mainstream of contemporary social theory. By analyzing the community-wide festivals in Xiaolan from the late ... More


Developing rural Africa: rural development discourse in colonial Zimbabwe, 1944–79

E. Kushinga Makombe

in Developing Africa: Concepts and practices in twentieth-century colonialism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091803
eISBN:
9781781706824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091803.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter analyses the realisations, transformations and effects of development concepts and policies throughout various stages of the history of government assistance in Zimbabwe from 1944 to ... More


Recycling Rituals: Politics and Popular Culture in Contemporary Rural China

Helen F. Siu

in Tracing China: A Forty-Year Ethnographic Journey

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888083732
eISBN:
9789888313396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083732.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Scholars who observed the lack of color in rural social life in the Maoist era have also witnessed and marveled at the liberalizing energies released by the recent decade of reforms. Unprecedented ... More


Reconstituting Dowry and Brideprice in South China

Helen F. Siu

in Tracing China: A Forty-Year Ethnographic Journey

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888083732
eISBN:
9789888313396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083732.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In sum, factors leading to different payments of brideprice and dowry are complex. They involve intergenerational dependencies within the family as well as the fortunes of individual family members ... More


Lineage, Market, Pirate, and Dan: Ethnicity in the Pearl River Delta of South China

Helen F. Siu

in Tracing China: A Forty-Year Ethnographic Journey

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888083732
eISBN:
9789888313396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083732.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

We have attempted to use a historical study to explore the Pearl River Delta, known for Dan and Han identities separated by strong languages of literati achievements and lineage commitments. This ... More


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