Work and Organizations in China after Thirty Years of Transition

Author: Lisa Keister

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1848557302

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 454

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Thirty years of economic change have fundamentally altered the nature of organizations and work in China. This volume brings together the research by many of the top scholars studying these issues and provides a glimpse into the state of thinking on organizations and work at the start of the fourth decade of transition.
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Rural Migrants in Urban China

Enclaves and Transient Urbanism

Author: Fulong Wu,Fangzhu Zhang,Chris Webster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135095272

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

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After millions of migrants moved from China’s countryside into its sprawling cities a unique kind of ‘informal’ urban enclave was born – ‘villages in the city’. Like the shanties and favelas before them elsewhere, there has been huge pressure to redevelop these blemishes to the urban face of China’s economic vision. Unlike most developing countries, however, these are not squatter settlements but owner-occupied settlements developed semi-formally by ex-farmers turned small-developers and landlords who rent shockingly high-density rooms to rural migrants, who can outnumber their landlord villagers. A strong state, matched with well-organised landlords collectively represented through joint-stock companies, has meant that it has been relatively easy to grow the city through demolition of these soft migrant enclaves. The lives of the displaced migrants then enter a transient phase from an informal to a formal urbanity. This book looks at migrants and their enclave ‘villages in the city’ and reveals the characteristics and changes in migrants’ livelihoods and living places. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the book analyses how living in the city transforms and changes rural migrant households, and explores the social lives and micro economies of migrant neighbourhoods. It goes on to discuss changing housing and social conditions and spatial changes in the urban villages of major Chinese cities, as well as looking into transient urbanism and examining the consequences of redevelopment and upgrading of the ‘villages in the city’; in particular, the planning, regeneration, politics of development, and socio-economic implications of these immense social, economic and physical upheavals.
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The Specter of "the People"

Urban Poverty in Northeast China

Author: Mun Young Cho

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 080146742X

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Despite massive changes to its economic policies, China continues to define itself as socialist; since 1949 and into the present, the Maoist slogan "Serve the People" has been a central point of moral and political orientation. Yet several decades of market-based reforms have resulted in high urban unemployment, transforming the proletariat vanguard into a new urban poor. How do unemployed workers come to terms with their split status, economically marginalized but still rhetorically central to the way China claims to understand itself? How does a state dedicated to serving "the people" manage the poverty of its citizens? Mun Young Cho addresses these questions in a book based on more than two years of fieldwork in a decaying residential area of Harbin in the northeast province of Heilongjiang. Cho analyzes the different experiences of poverty among laid-off urban workers and recent rural-to-urban migrants, two groups that share a common economic duress in China's Rustbelt cities but who rarely unite as one class owed protection by the state. Impoverished workers, she shows, seek protection and recognition by making claims about "the people" and what they deserve. They redeploy the very language that the party-state had once used to venerate them, although their claim often contradicts government directives regarding how "the people" should be reborn as self-managing subjects. The slogan "serve the people" is no longer a promise of the party-state but rather a demand made by the unemployed and the poor.
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Thirty Years of Reform and Social Changes in China

Author: Qiang Li

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004187170

Category: Social Science

Page: 520

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Thirty Years of Reform and Social Changes in China is translated from the original Chinese to provide a look into how scholars in China have been assessing their country's recent societal and political history. This volume and the others in the SSRC series, provide western scholars with an accessible English language look at the state of current scholarship in China on the interplay of the country's political and economic reforms with the society and daily life of its people.
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Marketing Dictatorship

Propaganda and Thought Work in Contemporary China

Author: Anne-Marie Brady

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742540576

Category: History

Page: 231

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After a period of self-imposed exclusion, Chinese society is in the process of a massive transformation in the name of economic progress and integration into the world economy, yet the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is seeking to maintain its rule over China indefinitely. Examining Chinese propaganda and thought work in the current period offers readers a unique understanding of how the CCP will address real and perceived threats to stability and its continued hold on power.
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Hong Kong Business

The Portable Encyclopedia for Doing Business with Hong Kong

Author: Christine Genzberger

Publisher: World Trade Press

ISBN: 9780963186478

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

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An enclyclopedic view of doing business with Hong Kong. Contains the how-to, where-to and who-with information needed to operate internationally.
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Chinese Economists on Economic Reform – Collected Works of Yu Guangyuan

Author: Yu Guangyuan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135082677

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

View: 9590

This book is part of a series which makes available to English-speaking audiences the work of the individual Chinese economists who were the architects of China’s economic reform. The series provides an inside view of China’s economic reform, revealing the thinking of the reformers themselves, unlike many other books on China’s economic reform which are written by outside observers. Yu Guangyuan (1915-) is a famous Chinese philosopher and economist. A member of the Chinese Communist Party from 1937, he has made significant contributions in the fields of Marxist theory and in state planning. He was head of the Political Research Office of the State Council from 1975 and the first director of the Economic Research Institute of the State Planning Commission. He has held many other important posts, and was editor-in-chief of the "Dictionary of Economics". The book is published in association with China Development Research Foundation, one of the leading economic and social think tanks in China, where many of the theoretical foundations and policy details of economic reform were formulated.
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The 2010 Pfeiffer Annual

Consulting

Author: Elaine Biech

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470615416

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 1993

This handy resource is a ready-made toolkit of ideas, methods, techniques, and models that assist and support your work as an internal or external organizational consultant. The Annual addresses the broad range of topics that are of most interest to professionals in the field. The materials provide highly accessible means of interacting with a diverse variety of systems and processes?The Annual focuses on communication and includes information on coaching, teams, strategic learning, corporate responsibility, and technology initiatives. This important resource includes an international group of expert contributors. Purchase of an Annual includes access to an associated website which features customizable versions of the reproducible items associated with each activity included in the volume.
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Vital Signs 1999

Author: The Worldwatch Institute

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610916603

Category: Nature

Page: 157

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The global trends documented in Vital Signs 1999--from a decline in nuclear power generating capacity to the proliferation of genetically modified crops--will play a large part in determining the quality of our lives and our children's lives in the next decade.
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Uncertain Paths to Freedom

Russia and China, 1919-22

Author: Bertrand Russell

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415094115

Category: Philosophy

Page: 684

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The Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell, Volume 15 assembles Russell's writings on his experiences of visiting and reflecting on Russia and China. Having emerged from the Great War determined to prevent another armed conflict, Russell became a champion of international socialism as the antidote to the destructive forces of nationalism and capitalism. His quest for international reconstruction led to two enduring experiences, his trip first to Bolshevik Russia in 1920 and then to divided China in 1920-21. These letters describe those experiences which confirmed his emergence as a popular commentator on contemporary political issues. The volume includes two unpublished papers on Russell's trip to Russia.
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Equality at Work

Tackling the Challenges : Global Report Under the Follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

Author: International Labour Office

Publisher: International Labour Organization

ISBN: 9789221181309

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 127

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This volume examines established and emerging trends in workplace discrimination and provides a global picture of the struggle to overcome the problem. The report addresses established discrimination issues and the persistence of economic, social, and moral implications caused by chronic racial, ethnic, and sex discrimination in employment. It also investigates recently recognized forms of discrimination, including those based on age and sexual orientation, and emerging forms such as genetic and lifestyle discrimination. Various institutional and policy responses to combat all kinds of discrimination in the workplace are highlighted. The book examines the effectiveness and accessibility of strategies such as affirmative action, procurement policy, and active labor market policies. It presents an action plan for eliminating discrimination and promoting equality as part of the decent work agenda at national and global levels.
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Economic transitions with Chinese characteristics

social change during thirty years of reform

Author: Arthur Sweetman,Jun Zhang

Publisher: Queen's Policy Studies - Institute of In

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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Deng Xiaoping formalized a Chinese national policy of "Reform and Opening" in a December 1978 speech before a plenary of the Chinese Communist Party's Central Committee. The long-term economic results of this new direction continue to be astonishing and the subsequent 30 years have had a singular impact on China and the world.Economic Transitions with Chinese Characteristics: Thirty Years of Reform and Opening Upputs the current economic situation into a broad context and looks at a number of issues related to economic growth, finance, and technological change.Contributorsinclude Bruce Anderson (Queen's University), Gordon Betcherman (World Bank), John Cai (Fudan University), Jie Chen (Fudan University), Zhao Chen (Fudan University), Weili Ding (Queen's University), Julan Du (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Peilei Fan (Michigan State University), Emily M. Hill (Queen's University), Gary H. Jefferson (Brandeis University), Steven F. Lehrer (Queen's University), Shuzhuo Li (Xi'an Jiaotong University), Xiaofeng Liu (Fudan University), Ming Lu (Fudan University), Changyuan Luo (Fudan University), Warren Mabee (Queen's University), John Meligrana (Queen's University), Stephen Morgan (University of Nottingham), Naoki Murakami (Nihon University), Wenwei Ren (Fudan University), Ana Revenga (World Bank), Yucheng Sang (Fudan University), Christoph M. Schimmele (University of Victoria), Arthur Sweetman (Queen's University), Minna Hahn Tong (World Bank), Guanghua Wan (Yunnan University), Yongqin Wang (Fudan University), Kailei Wei (Hainan University), Guanzhong James Wen (Trinity College), Sonia M.L. Wong (Lingnan University), Zheng Wu (University of Victoria), Rudai Yang (Peking University), Shujie Yao (University of Nottingham), Yang Yao (Peking University), Linda C.W. Yung (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Jun Zhang (Fudan University), Yan Zhang (Fudan University), Ye Zhang (Nanjing University), Yuan Zhang (Fudan University), and Zhiyao Zhang (Fudan University).
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China Report

Political, Sociological and Military Affairs

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Communism

Page: N.A

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The Westminster

Author: Richard S. Holmes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Presbyterian Church

Page: N.A

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Hong Kong, China

Growth, Structural Change, and Economic Stability During the Transition

Author: John Dodsworth,Dubravko Mihaljek

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781557756725

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 99

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This paper provides a detailed account of Hong Kong on the eve of its reintegration into China as a special administrative region. It analyzes recent economic development and provides a clear overview of Hong Kong's economic, financial, institutional, and political circumstances, as well a brief look at its history over the last hundred years. It suggests the changes the economy will undergo in the transition process and what it can expect in the future.
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