Summary Book Review Associations and the Chinese State: Contested Spaces by Jonathan Unger:
Download or read book Associations and the Chinese State: Contested Spaces written by Jonathan Unger and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-12-18 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What role do Chinese popular associations play in the expansion of civil society and democratization? Under Mao few associations were permitted to exist, while today over 200,000 associations are officially recognized. Are they important foundations of civil society, or vehicles for state corporatism and control? In this book leading China specialists examine an interesting range of associations, from business associations to trade unions, to urban homeowners associations, women's groups against domestic violence, and rural NGOs that develop anti-poverty programs. The contributors find different important trends underway in different parts of China's economy and society. Their findings are nuanced, insightful - and often not what might be expected.
Summary Book Review Organizing Rural China, Rural China Organizing by Ane Bislev:
Download or read book Organizing Rural China, Rural China Organizing written by Ane Bislev and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2012 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is about how rural China is organized. Based on extensive fieldwork the authors present examples of both top-down and bottom-up social organizing and analyse the interplay between external and local actors.
Summary Book Review Review and Assessment of China's Nonprofit Sector after Mao by David Horton Smith:
Download or read book Review and Assessment of China's Nonprofit Sector after Mao written by David Horton Smith and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2016-08-04 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Published research in English is reviewed on the Nonprofit Sector (NPS) in mainland China since Mao’s death in 1976. Redefining civil society for the country, this review article demonstrates that China has a weak but slowly emerging civil society with far more associational freedom than under Mao.
Summary Book Review Fate Calculation Experts by Geng Li:
Download or read book Fate Calculation Experts written by Geng Li and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2019-02-01 with total page 158 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Having long been stigmatized as an immoral and even illegal “superstition”, the popular practice of divination is experiencing a revival in contemporary China. Fate Calculation Experts explores how diviners attempt to achieve legitimation in a society which identifies strongly with modernity, science, and rationality. As well as associating with modern knowledge production systems, diviners build a positive social image for their occupation via claims to moral authority and appeals to “tradition”. Beyond matters of image management, diviners’ efforts towards legitimation also figure in the social relationships and fundamental cultural values they develop in their practice.
Summary Book Review Christianity in Contemporary China by Francis Khek Gee Lim:
Download or read book Christianity in Contemporary China written by Francis Khek Gee Lim and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-05-07 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Christianity is one of the fastest growing religions in China. Despite its long history in China and its significant indigenization or intertwinement with Chinese society and culture, Christianity continues to generate suspicion among political elites and intense debates among broader communities within China. This unique book applies socio-cultural methods in the study of contemporary Christianity. Through a wide range of empirical analyses of the complex and highly diverse experience of Christianity in contemporary China, it examines the fraught processes by which various forms and practices of Christianity interact with the Chinese social, political and cultural spheres. Contributions by top scholars in the field are structured in the following sections: Enchantment, Nation and History, Civil Society, and Negotiating Boundaries. This book offers a major contribution to the field and provides a timely, wide-ranging assessment of Christianity in Contemporary China.
Summary Book Review The Role of American NGOs in China's Modernization by Norton Wheeler:
Download or read book The Role of American NGOs in China's Modernization written by Norton Wheeler and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the waning years of the Cold War, the United States and China began to cautiously engage in cultural, educational, and policy exchanges, which in turn strengthened new security and economic ties. These links have helped shape the most important bilateral relationship in the late-twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. This book explores the dynamics of cultural exchange through an in-depth historical investigation of three organizations at the forefront of U.S.-China non-governmental relations: the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies, the National Committee on United States-China Relations, and The 1990 Institute. Norton Wheeler reveals the impact of American non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on education, environment, fiscal policy, and civil society in contemporary China. In turn, this book illuminates the important role that NGOs play in complementing formal diplomacy and presents a model of society-to-society relations that moves beyond old debates over cultural imperialism. Finally, the book highlights the increasingly significant role of Chinese Americans as bridges between the two societies. Based on extensive archival research and interviews with leading American and Chinese figures, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of Chinese politics and history, international relations and transnational NGOs.
Summary Book Review A Path for Chinese Civil Society by Jianxing Yu:
Download or read book A Path for Chinese Civil Society written by Jianxing Yu and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2012 with total page 211 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through close investigation into the industrial, organizational, and social governance of industrial associations in Wenzhou and in-depth analysis of their challenges and developments within the institutional context, this book explores the non-western path for civil society development in China and provides fresh empirical evidence and insightful analysis of how industrial associations have actively participated in local industrial governance and conduct of public affairs, gained greater space for their development, and become indispensable partners of local government in social governance.
Author :The British Library of Political and Economic Science Publisher : Release Date :2010-11 ISBN 10 :041559927X Pages :558 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.1/5 (559 users download)
Summary Book Review IBSS: Political Science: 2009 Vol. 58 by The British Library of Political and Economic Science:
Download or read book IBSS: Political Science: 2009 Vol. 58 written by The British Library of Political and Economic Science and published by . This book was released on 2010-11 with total page 558 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1952, the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (anthropology, economics, political science, and sociology) is well established as a major bibliographic reference for students, researchers and librarians in the social sciences worldwide. Key features: * Authority: Rigorous standards are applied to make the IBSS the most authoritative selective bibliography ever produced. Articles and books are selected on merit by some of the world's most expert librarians and academics. * Breadth: Today the IBSS covers over 2000 journals - more than any other comparable resource. The latest monograph publications are also included. * International Coverage: The IBSS reviews scholarship published in over thirty languages, including publications from Eastern Europe and the developing world. * User friendly organization: all non-English titles are word sections. Extensive author, subject and place name indexes are provided in both English and French.
Summary Book Review Global Spaces of Chinese Culture by Sylvia Van Ziegert:
Download or read book Global Spaces of Chinese Culture written by Sylvia Van Ziegert and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2006 with total page 229 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is an exploration of how Chinese communites in the United States and Germany create and disseminate a sense of diasporic Chinese identity. It not only compares the local conditions of the Chinese communities in the two locations, but also moves to a global dimension to track the Chinese transnational imaginary. Van Ziegert analyzes three strategies that overseas Chinese use to articulate their identities as diasporic subjects: being more American/German being more Chinese hybridizing and commodifying Chinese culture through trans-cultural performances. These three strategies are not mutually exclusive and they often intersect and supplement each other in unexpected ways. The author also analyzes how the everyday lives of overseas Chinese connect with global and local factors, and how these experiences contribute to the formation of a global Chinese identity.