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Sustainable Development of Rural Household Economy

Transition of Ten Villages in Zhejiang, China, 1986-2002

Authors: Shi, Qinghua, Gao, Yan

  • Unique in understanding macro transition of rural China through the micro lens of household behavior;Includes data from fixed observation sites for up to 1000 rural households in ten villages in Zhejiang Province for 17 consecutive years, which is unusual for a monographOne of the first studies on rural household behavior in China

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About this book

This book focuses on the transition of hundreds of rural households in ten villages in Zhejiang from 1986 to 2002, based on the theme of rural household sustainable development. Drawing on a large amount of first-hand data collected from fixed observation sites for 17 consecutive years, this book has depicted the changes in household behaviour in rural Zhejiang, and analysed the origins of such changes. The contents of the book contain examinations at household and village level. Chapters One to Seven describe the changes in rural behaviour at the household level from different aspects, such as land transfer, saving and borrowing, and rural tax burden. Chapters Eight to Ten analyse the transition concerning household behaviour based on the village level data. This book will help readers with a better understanding of rural China from the micro perspective of household behaviour. This book won the Monograph Award (ranked 1st out of 6 winners in total) in the Third China Rural Development Research Award (2008). It was also awarded theSecond Class Excellent Research Achievement in Humanities and Social Sciences by the Ministry of Education (2009). With the help of rich and detailed first-hand data collected from fixed observation sites in ten villages in Zhejiang for 17 consecutive years, this book gives a panoramic analysis of Chinese rural society in transition from the viewpoint of rural household behaviour. It starts the examination from individual rural households, before develops the investigation to the whole villages, so that the study could be carried out in a coherent, reliable and systematic way. Viewing the countryside from its micro perspective under the national political economy framework, the book steps out of the traditional way of inspecting exclusively the rural households and therefore is able to generalise its conclusion at a macro level. The award selection panel in 2008 believed it a unique monography for understanding the macro transition of the Chinese “agriculture, countryside and peasant (三农)” issues from the micro aspect of household behaviour.

About the authors

Dr. Qinghua Shi is a productive researcher and an award-winning professor in agricultural economics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. His research interests are focused on issues concerning agriculture, the rural sector and rural households in China, especially in the field of rural household behavior. Of the over 200 articles he has published, 60% are related to rural household behavior. He has also published 10 monographs on issues concerning rural households. Since 1989, he has carried out over 50 research projects at the national, provincial and ministerial levels, including 10 project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the National Social Science Foundation of China. 
Dr. Shi is also a holder for 41 awards at the national, provincial and ministerial levels, including 16 awards for science and technology progress, 15 awards for excellent research achievements, and 10 awards for best articles. 

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eBook $89.00
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  • Due: June 22, 2020
  • ISBN 978-981-15-2747-0
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • Due: May 25, 2020
  • ISBN 978-981-15-2746-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Development of Rural Household Economy
Book Subtitle
Transition of Ten Villages in Zhejiang, China, 1986-2002
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press and Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
Distribution Rights
Not for sale in China Mainland
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-2747-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-2747-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-2746-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 380
Number of Illustrations
100 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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