Country Driving: A Chinese Road Trip by Peter Hessler

By Peter Hessler

one in all The Economist's top Books of the yr

From the bestselling writer of Oracle Bones and River Town comes the ultimate booklet in his award-winning trilogy at the human part of the industrial revolution in China.

Peter Hessler, whom the Wall road Journal calls "one of the Western world's such a lot considerate writers on glossy China," deftly illuminates the huge, transferring panorama of a historically rural state that, having as soon as equipped partitions opposed to foreigners, is now development roads and manufacturing unit cities that glance to the surface international.

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Employees of fi rms of different property ranks also differed in status, and could not move freely. As regards market entitlements however, higher-grade units had more restrictions than low grade ones, while the latter had relatively greater rights to autonomy in disposing of resources. In other words, units with fewer entitlements and resources generally had greater market entitlements and more social entitlements, while units receiving more government resources were more constrained in their market entitlements.

Brewing tensions while maintaining stabilities: the dual role of the hukou system in Contemporary China. ), pp. 49–87. Singapore, Hackensack: New Scientific. Wen, T (2007). Chengxiang eryuan jiegou de changqixing [Long-term nature of the urban–rural duality]. ), pp. 135–140. Beijing: Sanlian chubanshe. CHAPTER 3 RIGHTING WRONGS: THE LANGUAGE OF POLICY REFORM AND CHINA’S MIGRANT WORKERS Gloria Davies Monash University Scott Grant Monash University 1. Introduction In recent years, China’s central government has sought to redress the inequalities and injustices encountered by China’s rural migrant workers in their adoptive cities and workplaces.

These are complementary aspects of the wider segregation of the society into urban and rural sectors. While not as rigid as in the heyday of the Maoist command economy, or even most of the reform period, this social order set up intricate path 17 18 D. Kelly dependencies. 1 Following some recent theoretical exploration, I shall refer to this wider framework as the hierarchical rent sharing model (dengji fenzu moshi). While the literature on many of the component institutional arrangements is extensive, there is reason to believe the entire extent of this wider framework is yet to be mapped.

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