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Harvard East Asian Monographs 383

Radical Inequalities

China's Revolutionary Welfare State in Comparative Perspective

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$49.95 • £43.95 • €45.95

ISBN 9780674504318

Publication Date: 10/12/2015


344 pages

6 x 9 inches

5 halftones, 2 line illustrations, 1 map, 22 tables

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  • List of Tables, Maps, and Figures
  • Acknowledgments
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Introduction: The Paradox of China’s Unequal Welfare State
  • I. The Politics of Founding China’s Welfare State
    • 1. China’s Place in the Globalization of the Welfare State, 1880s–1980s
    • 2. The Nationalist Origins of the Chinese Welfare State, 1943–49
    • 3. The Communist Foundations of the Chinese Welfare State, 1948–51
  • II. The Politics of Expanding China’s Welfare State
    • 4. The Soviet Model: Transitional Welfare in the First Five-Year Plan, 1952–54
    • 5. Chinese Austerity: Transitional Restraint in the Urban Revolution, 1955–58
    • 6. Mao’s Communes: Universal Welfare in the Great Leap Forward, 1958–62
  • Conclusion: China’s Narrow Welfare State in Comparative Perspective
  • Bibliography
  • Glossary
  • Index

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