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Social and Political Development in Post-Reform China


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction: Economic Growth and Quiet Social/Political Revolution

  3. Economic Reform and Social Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
  4. Social Change and Social Restratification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Ka-ho Mok
      Pages 93-121
  5. Democratization and Political Development

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 194-232

About this book


This book is a sociological study of how economic reforms, started in the late 1970s, have affected people's life in China. The book is based upon the author's recent research projects conducted in mainland China. The unique feature of the book is not only based upon qualitative analysis but also quantitative data, the integration of which can enhance readers' understanding of current social and political developments in post-Mao China. In particular, the book aims to depict a context and sociological framework for the analysis of the dynamic and interactive processes between economic, social and political fronts.

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Asia Pacific Social Development Research CentreCity University of Hong KongHong KongChina

About the authors

Ka-ho Mok is Director of the Asia Pacific Social Development Research Center and Assistant Professor of the Department of Public and Social Administration, City University of Hong Kong.

Bibliographic information


Recommended for undergraduate students and nonspecialists interested in China's social, political, and economic development. Choice