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Title Handbook of contemporary China / edited by William S Tay, Alvin Y So
Published Singapore ; Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific Pub., [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 457 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Preface Willam S. TAY and Alvin Y. SO; CONTENTS; 1. Development Model Alvin Y. SO; Abstract; Characteristics; Contestations and Interpretations; Beyond the Ideological Debate: The Ambiguity of China's Development; Why the China Model Works?; Can the China Model Be Copied?; References; 2. Politics Kam-Yee LAW; Abstract; I. Introduction; II. Background of the Reforms and Framework of Analysis; III. Leadership Succession and Bureaucratic Reforms; IV. Reforms in the State Council and Power Decentralization in the Governmental Hierarchy
(1) Rebuilding of the Legal System(2) Professionalization; 4. Studies of China's Legal System; (1) Progress of Studies4; (2) Major Theories on China's Legal Reform; 5. Contemporary Criminal Justice System; (1) Police and Policing; (2) Courts; (3) Corrections; 6. Accession to WTO and Its Impact; 7. Public Participation and Its Impact; 8. Conclusion; References; 5. Population Zhongdong MA; Abstract; 1. The Chinese Population: Size, Growth and Composition; (1) Huge Population Size and Growth; (2) Highly Uneven Population Distribution; (3) Rapid Urbanization; (4) Nationalities
1. Growth in Rural Non-agricultural Sector2. Migration and Urbanization; 3. Recent Reforms on Hukou Regulations; Urban Work Units in Transitions; 1. The Work Unit and Changing Labor Relationship; 2. The Growth of Self-Employment and Private Sectors; 3. From Work Unit to Community Governance; Inequality, Education and Social Mobility; 1. Changing Inequality and Stratification; 2. Educational Expansion and Persisting Inequality; 3. Social Mobility; Summary and Conclusions; References; 4. Law Bin LIANG; Abstract; 1. Introduction; 2. Pre-Reform Era (1949-1978); 3. Reform Era (1978-Present)
2. Population Structure: Composition by Sex and Age3. Fertility and Mortality; (1) Fertility; 1) Fertility trends in China; 2) Fertility by parity in 1990s; (2) Mortality; 1) Mortality trends; 2) Age patterns of Mortality; 4. Floating Population; (1) Trends of the Inter-County Floating Population; (2) Inter-Provincial Temporary Migrants; 5. Conclusion; References; 6. Ethnicity Barry SAUTMAN; Abstract; I. Introduction; II. Ethnicity in a Chinese Context; A. Territory and Demography; B. History; III. China's Major Ethnic Policies; A. Official Recognition of Ethnic Minorities
V. Reconfiguring the Legislative Role of the NPC and the "Rule-by-Law" SocietyVI. NPC's Electoral Reforms and the Role of Democratic Parties; VII. Rural Politics; VIII. Relationship between the Civil Society and the State; IX. Democratization as an Ideological-Institutional Strategy; X. Closing Remarks; References; 3. Social Change Xiaogang WU; Abstract; Introduction; Institutional Structures under Chinese Socialism; 1. The Household Registration System (hukou); 2. The Work Unit System (Danwei); 3. Cadre-Worker Status Distinction; Rural Reform, Hukou and Labor Migration
Summary Handbook of Contemporary China is a convenient reference in one single volume that offers comprehensive overviews of crucial cultural dimensions and key institutions of China. The Handbook covers a wide range of topics including: development model, politics, society, law, population, ethnicity, foreign relations, environment, urbanization, higher education, religion, literature, cinema, leisure and consumption, and internet and society. It is the first of its kind in the field of China Studies that traces the historical evolutions and profound transformations over the last three decades that u
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Economic development -- China -- History -- 20th century -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Economic development -- China -- History -- 21st century -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Social change -- China -- 20th century -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Social change -- China -- 21st century -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
China -- Foreign relations -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
China -- History -- 20th century -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
China -- History -- 21st century -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author So, Alvin Y., 1953-
Zheng, Shusen.
ISBN 9789814350099 (electronic bk.)
9814350095 (electronic bk.)