Search results for: the-citizen-and-the-chinese-state

The Citizen and the Chinese State

Author : Perry Keller
File Size : 39.8 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 898
Read : 380
Download »
This volume addresses several core questions regarding the nature of law in China and its future development. In particular, these articles shed light on whether the rule of law ideal is commensurable with government based on the Chinese Communist Party. Beginning virtually from scratch, China has established a comprehensive legal system that boasts a constitution, primary and secondary legislation and plentiful regulations covering most areas of public and private life. Yet, as these articles discuss, its courts are enmeshed in Party and state hierarchies and are not empowered to directly apply constitutional principles or rights, ensuring that the law is subordinate to national public policy goals. Legal and extra-legal methods for punishing wrongdoing and resolving disputes also raise questions of due process of law. Ultimately, the question is therefore whether China's legal system, if eschewing formalised human rights, is developing a capacity to protect fundamental human dignity.

The Citizen and the Chinese State

Author : Perry Keller
File Size : 78.71 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 926
Read : 1173
Download »
This volume addresses several core questions regarding the nature of law in China and its future development. Articles shed light on whether the rule of law is commensurable with government based on the Chinese Communist Party and whether China's legal system, if eschewing formalised human rights, is developing a capacity to protect fundamental human dignity.

Becoming Citizens in China

Author : Yunqing SHI
File Size : 89.52 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 523
Read : 196
Download »
In Becoming Citizens in China Shi Yunqing describes the two interlinked histories that have made China’s urban and economic miracle: the unfolding of inner city renewal and the production of citizen. __________ 在《再造城民》这本书中,施芸卿讲述了造就中国城市和经济奇迹的两段互为表里的历史:旧城的再造与公民的生产。

Practicing Citizenship in Contemporary China

Author : Sophia Woodman
File Size : 39.31 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 330
Read : 973
Download »
This book examines citizenship as practiced in China today from a variety of angles. Citizenship in China—and elsewhere in the Global South—has often been perceived as either a distorted echo of the ‘real’ democratic version in Europe and North America, or an orientalized ‘other’ that defines what citizenship is not. By contrast, this book sees Chinese citizenship as an aspect of a connected modernity that is still unfolding. The book focuses on three key tensions: a state preference for sedentarism and governing citizens in place vs. growing mobility, sometimes facilitated by the state; a perception that state-building and development requires a strong state vs. ideas and practices of participatory citizenship; and submission of the individual to the ‘collective’ (state, community, village, family, etc.) vs. the rising salience of conceptions of self-development and self-making projects. Examining manifestations of these tensions can contribute to thinking about citizenship beyond China, including the role of the local in forming citizenship orders; how individualization works in the absence of liberal individualism; and how ‘social citizenship’ is increasingly becoming a reward to ‘good citizens’, rather than a mechanism for achieving citizen equality. This book was originally published as a Special Issue of the journal Citizenship Studies.

From Comrade to Citizen

Author : Merle Goldman
File Size : 68.21 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 605
Read : 338
Download »
A leading scholar of China's modern political development examines the changing relationship between the Chinese people and the state. Correcting the conventional view of China as having instituted extraordinary economic changes but having experienced few political reforms in the post-Mao period, Merle Goldman details efforts by individuals and groups to assert their political rights. China's move to the market and opening to the outside world have loosened party controls over everyday life and led to the emergence of ideological diversity. Starting in the 1980s, multi-candidate elections for local officials were held, and term limits were introduced for communist party leaders. Establishment intellectuals who have broken away from party patronage have openly criticized government policies. Those intellectuals outside the party structures, because of their participation in the Cultural Revolution or the 1989 Tiananmen Square demonstrations, have organized petitions, published independent critiques, formed independent groups, and even called for a new political system. Despite the party's repeated attempts to suppress these efforts, awareness about political rights has been spreading among the general population. Goldman emphasizes that these changes do not guarantee movement toward democracy, but she sees them as significant and genuine advances in the assertion of political rights in China.

State Transitions and Citizenship Shifts in China

Author : Dorothy J. Solinger
File Size : 23.16 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 384
Read : 536
Download »

Theorizing Chinese Citizenship

Author : Zhonghua Guo
File Size : 76.95 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 177
Read : 783
Download »
This volume theorizes the concept of citizenship in contemporary China by probing into the formation of Chinese citizenship and synthesizing the practices of citizenship by different social groups. The first section, “Imagining Chinese Citizenship,” analyses how Chinese citizenship was first imagined by means of translation and education at the beginning of the twentieth century. The Chinese citizenship was then compared with the concept of Western citizenship and that of other Asian countries. The second section, “Citizenship of Chinese Migrant Workers,” explains the citizenship status of migrant workers by discussing the relationship between household registration (hukou) system and citizenship of the migrant workers, showing how migrant workers contest their citizenship rights and categorizing the resistance of migrant workers from the perspective of citizenship. Finally, the last section, “Chinese Citizenship Education,” discusses the conditions and challenges of citizenship education in Chinese schools.

Negotiating Ethnicity in China

Author : Zhiyu Shi
File Size : 24.37 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 736
Read : 488
Download »
This challenging study brings together anthropology and political science to examine how ethnic minorities are constructed by the state, and how they respond to such constructions. Disclosing endless mini negotiations between those acting in the name of the Chinese state and those carrying the images of ethnic minority, this book provides an image of the framing of ethnicity by modern state building processes. It will be of vital interest to scholars of political science, anthropology and sociology, and is essential reading to those engaged in studying Chinese society.

Social Entrepreneurship and Citizenship in China

Author : Carolyn L. Hsu
File Size : 75.32 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 621
Read : 386
Download »
Over the last thirty years, social entrepreneurship has boomed in the People’s Republic of China. Today there are hundreds of thousands of legally registered NGOs, and millions more unregistered, working in the areas of the environment, education, women’s issues, disability services, community development, LGBTQ rights, and healthcare. The rise of these Chinese NGOs and their implications for civil society merits the focus of significant scholarly attention. This book draws upon the personal stories of social entrepreneurs in China, as well as their supporters and beneficiaries, in order to examine what the rapid growth of social entrepreneurship reveals about China's complex and dynamic society in the 21st century. It discusses the historical, cultural, and political circumstances that allowed and inspired people to become social entrepreneurs and create new forms of democratic engagement. Examining what social entrepreneurship with Chinese characteristics looks like, the book explores how it is changing the relationship between Chinese citizens and the state, and goes on to explain the subsequent effect on Chinese society. Highlighting the importance of citizen activism in the PRC from an interdisciplinary perspective, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of Chinese Studies, Chinese Politics, Civil Society and Sociology.

The State of China Atlas

Author : Robert Benewick
File Size : 71.90 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 614
Read : 489
Download »
"The State of China Atlas presents a unique visual survey of the profound changes taking place in China. It looks at China's rapid growth and the implications of this expansion for the world at large, as well as for the Chinese people. It compares China with other powers of the Asia Pacific region, and measures the importance of Hong Kong in the country's transformation." "Using full-color maps and graphics to illustrate key economic, political, and social indicators, the atlas identifies and examines the most important issues facing China today."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved