International Perspectives on Social Policy, Administration, and Practice

Social Issues in China

Gender, Ethnicity, Labor, and the Environment

Editors: Hao, Zhidong, Chen, Sheying (Eds.)

  •   Explores interplay between gender, ethnicity, class, and the environment in contemporary
  • China Examines how NGOs attempt to mediate in social conflicts
  • Takes a comprehensive look at China's fundamental yet pressing social problems​
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Since 1978, the opening up and reform in China has brought tremendous economic and social changes. While China’s economic progress has been commendable, the social problems that go with economic changes have raised serious concerns. Some of those concerns are related to gender, ethnic, labor, and environmental issues. This book is about what has happened in these arenas in China since the opening up and reform in 1978.   The study of gender, ethnicity, labor, and environment touches on some of the fundamental problems of modernization, especially the development of individuals and groups. So even though gender, ethnicity, labor, and environment seem to be separate issues, they are in fact related in some fundamental ways. That’s what this book will explore as well.   To understand is one thing and to do is another. This book also incorporates studies of NGO practices to see how NGOs have helped in transforming gender, ethnic, labor, and environment interplay. Our study of NGOs in helping improve such interplay sheds light on how specifically civil society can prod the state to transform social relations for the better. This book is an attempt to assess the changes, both positive and negative, in gender, ethnic, ethnic, and environmental relations in China especially in the past 30 years of opening up and reform, especially regarding national identity formation. ​

About the authors

Zhadong Hao is professor in the Department of Sociology and academic manager of the Social Science Research Center on Contemporary China at the University of Macao.

Sheying Chen is professor of social policy and associate provost for academic affairs at Pace University in New York. He is series co-editor, as well as co-editor of Springers series International Perspectives on Aging. He has also co-edited a special issue of Ageing International and recentlyjoined that journal as an associate editor.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction: Gender, Ethnicity, Labor, and the Environment as Social Issues and Public Policy Challenges

    Chen, Sheying (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Rural Chinese Women’s Political Participation: Problems and Prospects

    Ho, Chiew-Siang Bryan (et al.)

    Pages 23-44

  • Self-Assertive Mistresses and Corrupt Officials: The Complex Interdependencies

    Wu, Helen Xiaoyan

    Pages 45-65

  • Domestic Labor, Gendered Intergenerational Contract, and Shared Elderly Care in Rural South China

    To, Clara Wai-chun

    Pages 67-84

  • The Growth and Dilemma of Women’s NGOs in China: A Case Study of the Beijing Zhongze Legal Consulting Service Center for Women

    Li, Jun

    Pages 85-105

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Issues in China
Book Subtitle
Gender, Ethnicity, Labor, and the Environment
Editors
  • Zhidong Hao
  • Sheying Chen
Series Title
International Perspectives on Social Policy, Administration, and Practice
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-2224-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-2224-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2223-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9894-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 332
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