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Privatizing China : socialism from afar

Author: Li Zhang; Aihwa Ong
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covering a vast range of daily life - from homeowner organisations and the users of Internet cafés to self-directed professionals and informed consumers - the essays in 'Privatizing China' create a compelling picture of the burgeoning awareness of self-governing within the postsocialist context.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
konferenser
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Li Zhang; Aihwa Ong
ISBN: 9780801445965 0801445965 9780801473784 0801473780
OCLC Number: 173502765
Notes: Papers originally presented at a conference held in Shanghai, China, June 27-29, 2004.
Description: viii, 282 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : privatizing China : powers of the self, socialism from afar / Aihwa Ong and Li Zhang --
Private homes, distinct lifestyles : performing a new middle class / Li Zhang --
Property rights and homeowner activism in new neighborhoods / Benjamin L. Read --
Socialist land masters : the territorial politics of accumulation / You-tien Hsing --
Tax tensions : struggles over income and revenue / Bei Li and Steven M. Sheffrin --
"Reorganized moralism" : the politics of transnational labor codes / Pun Ngai --
Neoliberalism and Hmong/Miao transnational media ventures / Louisa Schein --
Consuming medicine and biotechnology in China / Nancy N. Chen --
Should I quit? : tobacco, fraught identity, and the risks of governmentality / Matthew Kohrman --
Wild consumptions : relocating responsibilities in the time of SARS / Mei Zhan --
Post-Mao professionalism : self-enterprise and patriotism / Lisa M. Hoffman --
Self-fashioning Shanghainese : dancing across spheres of value / Aihwa Ong --
Living buddhas, netizens, and the price of religious freedom / Dan Smyer Yü --
Privatizing control : Internet cafés in China / Zhou Yongming --
Afterword : thinking outside the Leninist corporate box / Ralph A. Litzinger.
Responsibility: edited by Li Zhang and Aihwa Ong.
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