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Comparing Local Models Of Agrarian Transition In China, Qian Forrest Zhang May 2013

Comparing Local Models Of Agrarian Transition In China, Qian Forrest Zhang

Qian Forrest ZHANG

The development of markets and the penetration of capital into agriculture have started the agrarian transition in rural China, which is transforming smallholding, household-based agriculture into various forms of capitalistic production. This again raises in a new historical and social context the long-debated question in the agrarian transition literature: Can family farms survive the onslaught of capitalist agriculture based on wage labor and what shapes the confrontation between family farms and agro-capital? I argue that it is the local political economy—rather than some natural obstacles in agriculture to the penetration of capitalism—that shapes this confrontation and gives rise ...


Whither China's Agriculture And Rural Sector? Some Thoughts On Changes In Rural China And Possible Effects On Asean, John Andrew Donaldson, Qian Forrest Zhang Feb 2012

Whither China's Agriculture And Rural Sector? Some Thoughts On Changes In Rural China And Possible Effects On Asean, John Andrew Donaldson, Qian Forrest Zhang

Qian Forrest ZHANG

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Childhood, Youth, And Globalization: Some Theoretical Perspectives With Reflections On China, Irving Epstein Dec 2011

Childhood, Youth, And Globalization: Some Theoretical Perspectives With Reflections On China, Irving Epstein

Irving Epstein

This chapter, part of a collection honoring Ruth Hayhoe, is an examination of how consumerism and globalization impacts children and youth in China. The book is available in The Ames Library collection. More information about the book can be found on the publisher's website.


Family Sources Of Educational Gender Inequality In Rural China: A Critical Assessment, Emily C. Hannum, Peggy A. Kong, Yuping Zhang Nov 2008

Family Sources Of Educational Gender Inequality In Rural China: A Critical Assessment, Emily C. Hannum, Peggy A. Kong, Yuping Zhang

Emily C. Hannum

In this paper, we investigate the gender gap in education in rural northwest China. We first discuss parental perceptions of abilities and appropriate roles for girls and boys; parental concerns about old-age support; and parental perceptions of different labor market outcomes for girls’ and boys’ education. We then investigate gender disparities in investments in children, children’s performance at school, and children’s subsequent attainment. We analyze a survey of nine to twelve year-old children and their families conducted in rural Gansu Province in the year 2000, along with follow-up information about subsequent educational attainment collected seven years later. We ...