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Harvard Contemporary China Series 7

Chinese Society on the Eve of Tiananmen

The Impact of Reform

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$40.00 • £34.95 • €36.95

ISBN 9780674125346

Publication Date: 11/07/1990


390 pages

6 x 9 inches

2 line illustrations

Harvard University Asia Center > Harvard Contemporary China Series


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  • Acknowledgments
  • Map: Location of Field Research
    • Introduction: The Social and Political Consequences of Reform [Deborah Davis and Ezra F. Vogel]
  • I. Rural Society and Politics
    • 1. The Fate of the Collective after the Commune [Jean C. Oi]
    • 2. Political Reform and Rural Government [Tyrene White]
    • 3. The Politics of Migration in a Market Town [Helen F. Siu]
  • II. Urban Reforms and Urban Workers
    • 4. Urban Job Mobility [Deborah Davis]
    • 5. Micropolitics and the Factory Director Responsibility System, 1984–1987 [Yves Chevrier]
    • 6. Economic Reform and Income Distribution in Tianjin, 1976–1986 [Andrew G. Walder]
    • 7. Urban Private Business and Social Change [Thomas B. Gold]
  • III. Urban Society
    • 8. Changes in Mate Choice in Chengdu [Martin King Whyte]
    • 9. New Options for the Urban Elderly [Charlotte Ikels]
    • 10. The Spiritual Crisis of China’s Intellectuals [Richard Madsen]
  • IV. National Trends
    • 11. Increased Inequality in Health Care [Gail Henderson]
    • 12. The Impact of Reform Policies on Youth Attitudes [Stanley Rosen]
  • Appendix: Chronology
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index

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