Rural Welfare in China

  • Yi Pan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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      Pages 3-15
  3. Traditional Rural Welfare (1949 Ago)

  4. Socialist Welfare System Under a Planned Economy (1949–1979)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Yi Pan
      Pages 87-98
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      Pages 99-107
  5. Welfare Under Market Economy: Destruction and Innovation, (1979–1998)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
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      Pages 111-122
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      Pages 133-147
  6. The Political, Social and Economic Factors of Welfare

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 201-223

About this book


This comprehensive reference views China’s welfare system through a cultural-historical lens to integrate its complex story into the global study of welfare. Focusing on the mainland’s vast, mainly rural population and its long and complicated history, it analyzes rural welfare from the imperial dynasties, to the socialist planned economy under Mao Zedong, to its recent history in the current market economy. Findings from government and academics explore salient topics such as urban/rural inequity, the situation of migrant workers, change of social security system, the community development of the countryside, and the relationships of rural welfare policy with social structure, cultural background, economic development and political  institution. This broad and deep knowledge gives readers the tools necessary for understanding the relationship of China’s unique and nuanced past to its prominent status in the evolving global economy.


 Among the book’s topics:

  •          Welfare studies in the West and China
  •          Welfare practice in the period of 1840-1949
  •         Creation of the Socialist Welfare System: socialist reformation and construction
  •         The Social Security system in rural China, 1979-1998
  •          Re-collectivized process in welfare and economy
  •          Welfare’s political contexts: rural grass-roots democracy

With its accessible, up-to-date coverage and holistic approach to its subject, Rural Welfare in China will find a diverse interested audience, including sociologists, political economists, and social policymakers.              


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Authors and affiliations

  • Yi Pan
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Sociology Chinese Academy of Social SciencesBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-56625-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-56627-6
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