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Author Chuang, Julia, author.

Title Beneath the China Boom : Labor, Citizenship, and the Making of a Rural Land Market
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (263 pages)
Contents Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Index of Characters; 1. China's Rise; 2. A Tale of Two Villages; 3. Into the World of Chinese Labor; 4. Rural/Urban Dualism; 5. Urbanization and the New Rural Economy; 6. Paradoxes of Urbanization; 7. The Future of Chinese Development; Appendix; Notes; References; Index
Summary For nearly four decades, China's manufacturing boom has been powered by the labor of 287 million rural migrant workers, who travel seasonally between villages where they farm for subsistence and cities where they work. Yet recently local governments have moved away from manufacturing and toward urban expansion and construction as a development strategy. As a result, at least 88 million rural people to date have lost rights to village land. In Beneath the China Boom, Julia Chuang follows the trajectories of rural workers, who were once supported by a village welfare state and are now landless
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Subject Economic development -- China.
Migrant labor -- China
Migration, Internal -- Economic aspects -- China
Migration, Internal -- Social aspects -- China
Urbanization -- China.
Economic development.
Economic policy.
Migrant labor.
Migration, Internal -- Economic aspects.
Migration, Internal -- Social aspects.
Rural conditions.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Rural
China -- Economic policy.
China -- Rural conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520973429