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Myth of the social volcano : perceptions of inequality and distributive injustice in contemporary China

Author: Martin King Whyte
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2010.
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"Is popular anger about rising inequality propelling China toward a "social volcano" of protest activity and instability that could challenge Chinese Communist Party rule? Many inside and outside of China have speculated, without evidence, that the answer is yes. In 2004, Harvard sociologist Martin King Whyte has undertaken the first systematic, nationwide survey of ordinary Chinese citizens to ask them directly how  Read more...
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Whyte, Martin King.
Myth of the social volcano.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009035620
(OCoLC)434613459
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin King Whyte
ISBN: 9780804774185 0804774188
OCLC Number: 648759694
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 250 pages)
Contents: Introduction : is rising anger over inequality propelling China toward a "social volcano" --
China's post-socialist transition and rising inequality --
The China national survey on inequality and distributive injustice issues --
What do Chinese citizens see as fair and unfair about current inequalities? --
Chinese views on inequality and distributive injustice in comparative perspective --
Chinese attitudes toward current inequalities --
Perceptions of current inequalities --
Preferences for equality and inequality --
Views on stratification and class conflict --
Views about opportunities and social justice --
Conclusion : beyond the myth of the social volcano.
Responsibility: Martin King Whyte.

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