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China in Transformation

Chinese Village, Global Market

New Collectives and Rural Development

Authors: Saich, T., Hu, B.

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The story of one village, Yantian, and its remarkable economic and social transformation, this book shows how outcomes are shaped by a number of factors such as path dependence, social structures, economic resources and local entrepreneurship.

About the authors

Author Tony Saich: Tony Saich is the Daewoo Professor of International Affairs and director of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School, USA. Author Biliang Hu: Biliang Hu is a professor of Economics at Beijing Normal University and vice dean of the university s School of Economics and Resource Management.

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"In the early 1960s, starving refugees from Dongguan County in southern Guangdong were risking their lives to escape to nearby Hong Kong. In the three decades since 1980 Yantian, a Guangdong village, grew from a small agricultural brigade to a thriving modern community with 80,000 people producing goods for the world. Tony Saich and Biliang Hu explain how the economy, society, and governing structures have developed during the changes." Ezra F. Vogel, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus, Harvard University

"Chinese Village, Global Market: New Collectives and Rural Development is a fascinating study of the transformation of a rural village into one of China's major industrial and export centers. The innovation that made this transformation possible occurred through the interaction of local leadership with both the central government and the globalizing world economy. The policies of the central government that facilitated this transformation are well known. Far less well known is how so many of the initiatives actually originated with local people, initiatives that affected not only the economy, but also how society is governed at the local level and how public goods from education to health care are provided." Dwight H. Perkins, Harold Hitchings Burbank Research Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • “Becoming Global”: Yantian Village in Context

    Saich, Tony (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

  • “Cleaning Their Feet”: The Decline of an Agricultural Village

    Saich, Tony (et al.)

    Pages 29-45

  • “Building Nests to Attract Phoenixes”: Lineage, Market, and the Rise of a Global Manufacturing Base

    Saich, Tony (et al.)

    Pages 47-63

  • “New Wine, New Bottles”: The Emergence of a New-Style Village Collective

    Saich, Tony (et al.)

    Pages 65-89

  • “From Tractors to Automobiles”: Household Economic Management

    Saich, Tony (et al.)

    Pages 91-102

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chinese Village, Global Market
Book Subtitle
New Collectives and Rural Development
Authors
Series Title
China in Transformation
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-03515-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137035158
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-03514-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44215-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 215
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