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Paperback Chinese Urban Life Under Reform: The Changing Social Contract Book

ISBN: 0521778654

ISBN13: 9780521778657

Chinese Urban Life Under Reform: The Changing Social Contract

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This book provides a rare glimpse into how the Chinese urban population is experiencing the rapid shift from a planned to a market economy. The authors, using a dozen recent national social surveys, give voice to workers, civil servants, intellectuals, and women, who report their grievances and joys at home, at work, and in the public sphere. With fresh data on newly emerging patterns of economic inequality, labor-management relations, popular grievances,...

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The authors gathered a massive amount of data of their own and also used previously published statistics to describe "life under reform." For anyone interested in China or in the effects of reform on any socialist society, this book has valuable information. It offers details that a non-Chinese expert can really value. Recommend for people studying transitions in Eastern Europe besides just Asian scholars.
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