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The Resource What's a peasant to do? : village becoming town in southern China, Gregory Eliyu Guldin

What's a peasant to do? : village becoming town in southern China, Gregory Eliyu Guldin

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What's a peasant to do? : village becoming town in southern China
Title
What's a peasant to do?
Title remainder
village becoming town in southern China
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Eliyu Guldin
Title variation
What is a peasant to do?
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Since China entered the post-Mao "Reform Era" in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Chinese economy has taken off as few economies ever have. Labor migration, rural enterprises, rising production, and globalization have all combined to end the isolation of the Chinese countryside. Yet although China's unsurpassed economic boom has produced reams of impressive statistics, has this economic growth led to improving the livelihood of the average Chinese person? Has development accompanied economic growth? Has the promise of "opening to the outside" been fulfilled in providing a better life for China's 1.2 billion-plus people? In this book, which is based on field work, Guldin presents and explores some of the changes sweeping through China in the 1990s that are affecting hundreds of millions of people. Guldin looks at the growth of town and village enterprises, labor mobility, and the other aspects of rural urbanization to investigate the connection between economic growth and development in contemporary China. The political changes at the village level, the swelling flows of capital, data, goods, and people, new ways of thinking and behaving, and a significant surge in social inequalities are all topics for chapter discussions. Guldin invites readers to face the same question that former Chinese peasants must face, namely, how to respond, as their villages are transformed forever."--Jacket
  • "Since China entered the post-Mao "Reform Era" in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Chinese economy has taken off as few economies ever have. Labor migration, rural enterprises, rising production, and globalization have all combined to end the isolation of the Chinese countryside. Yet although China's unsurpassed economic boom has produced reams of impressive statistics, has this economic growth led to improving the livelihood of the average Chinese person? Has development accompanied economic growth? Has the promise of "opening to the outside" been fulfilled in providing a better life for China's 1.2 billion-plus people? In this book, which is based on field work, Guldin presents and explores some of the changes sweeping through China in the 1990s that are affecting hundreds of millions of people. Guldin looks at the growth of town and village enterprises, labor mobility, and the other aspects of rural urbanization to investigate the connection between economic growth and development in contemporary China. The political changes at the village level, the swelling flows of capital, data, goods, and people, new ways of thinking and behaving, and a significant surge in social inequalities are all topics for chapter discussions. Guldin invites readers to face the same question that former Chinese peasants must face, namely, how to respond, as their villages are transformed forever."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Guldin, Gregory Eliyu
Dewey number
307.76/0951
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT384.C6
LC item number
G85 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Urbanization
  • Rural-urban migration
  • Peasants
  • China
  • China
Label
What's a peasant to do? : village becoming town in southern China, Gregory Eliyu Guldin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-302) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
PART I. TOWNIZING SOUTHERN CHINA. 1. Introduction: Reflections on Growth and Development -- 2. Townizing Southern China -- 3. District Differences --- PART 2. VILLAGE BECOMING TOWN. 4. The Entrepreneur and the Cadre: The Political Economy of Townization -- 5. Townizing Flows in the Chinese Countryside -- 6. Population Mobility, Hukou Preference, and Urbanization --- PART 3. TOWNIZING LIFE. 7. Richer, Freer, and Goods Galore: Lifestyle Changes -- 8. "She's Got Everything!" - 9. Thinking -- 10. Townizing Life --- PART 4. PROBLEMS AMIDST PLENTY. 11. The Waishengren Are Coming! -- 12. Inequalities -- 13. Conclusion: What Are Peasants to Do?
Control code
44885294
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 312 pages
Isbn
9780813338002
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
00063301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)44885294
Label
What's a peasant to do? : village becoming town in southern China, Gregory Eliyu Guldin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-302) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART I. TOWNIZING SOUTHERN CHINA. 1. Introduction: Reflections on Growth and Development -- 2. Townizing Southern China -- 3. District Differences --- PART 2. VILLAGE BECOMING TOWN. 4. The Entrepreneur and the Cadre: The Political Economy of Townization -- 5. Townizing Flows in the Chinese Countryside -- 6. Population Mobility, Hukou Preference, and Urbanization --- PART 3. TOWNIZING LIFE. 7. Richer, Freer, and Goods Galore: Lifestyle Changes -- 8. "She's Got Everything!" - 9. Thinking -- 10. Townizing Life --- PART 4. PROBLEMS AMIDST PLENTY. 11. The Waishengren Are Coming! -- 12. Inequalities -- 13. Conclusion: What Are Peasants to Do?
Control code
44885294
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 312 pages
Isbn
9780813338002
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
00063301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)44885294

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