China’s Rural–Urban Inequality in the Countryside

Authors: Gao, Yan, Fennell, Shailaja

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  • One of the few studies to explore an economic issue with the help of sociological and anthropological analysis
  • Examines rural-urban inequality within a concrete rural setting
  • Combines quantitative and qualitative analysis at the macro, meso and micro levels
  • One of the first attempts to examine the scope of income inequality and its manifestation in the Heilongjiang Province, northeast China
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This book approaches the issue of rural-urban inequality through fieldwork conducted in a specific township (Zuogang) in Qinggang County, part of Heilongjiang Province in northeastern China. Presenting painstaking fieldwork in a single location, it successfully illuminates fundamental aspects of the reality and the complexity of rural-urban inequality that cannot be found in macro-level studies, most of which are prepared by economists. The book offers a unique combination of rigorous economic analysis with insightful social and anthropological analysis, as well as revealing interviews with local government officials. This approach provides a rich tapestry of rural perceptions of rural-urban inequality. With in-depth analysis and empirical evidence on questions concerning the development and root causes of urban-rural disparities, the book significantly enriches our understanding of the widely discussed issue of rural-urban income inequality, but from the unique perspective of rural China. 

About the authors

Dr. Yan Gao joined the Institute of New Rural Development of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2012, after obtained her PhD degree in Land Economy from Cambridge University. Her research fields include rural economy and the integrated rural-urban development in China. Her recent work involves rural institutional reforms on collective property rights, and has conducted fieldwork extensively in suburban Shanghai. 
Dr. Shailaja Fennell is Director of Research at Cambridge Central Asia Forum and a University Lecturer in Development Studies, and a Fellow of Jesus College at the University of Cambridge. She was awarded her degrees of MPhil and PhD at the Faculty of Economics and Politics, University of Cambridge. Shailaja has been researching the linkages between rural development, environmental and educational strategies in India, China and Central Asia since 2004. She has specialized in the sub-fields of institutional reform, rural development, gender and household dynamics, kinship and ethnicity, and educational provision.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
China’s Rural–Urban Inequality in the Countryside
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press and Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-8273-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-8273-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-8272-6
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4107-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 181
Number of Illustrations
12 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Jointly published with Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press, Shanghai, China
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