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  • Power, Entitlement and Social Practice

Power, Entitlement and Social Practice

Resource Distribution in North China Villages

Xiyi Huang


English , 2007/03 The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press

Tags: Sociology, China Studies, Anthropology

229 x 152 mm , 304pp ISBN : 978-962-996-315-6

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Rapid economic and social transformation in rural China has aroused enormous scholarly interest at home and abroad. However, a systematic study of this new mode of resource distribution is to date still underdeveloped; and the complexity of resource allocation in the present-day peasant society of China has not been surveyed as an independent theme. This book presents an effort to look into issues relating to the allocation of income, opportunities and assets in a village society; and thus, tries to shed light on the agent and mechanism of resource distribution in the post-reform era.

Xiyi Huang received her PhD from the University of Leeds, U.K. in 2001 and currently works as an Asian Studies Librarian in the Leeds University Library. She has published a number of articles on gender, labour migration, kinship, and rural development. Her research interests include poverty alleviation and institutional changes in rural China.

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