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The New Middle Class in China

Consumption, Politics and the Market Economy


Part of the Frontiers of Globalization Series book series (FOG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Eileen Yuk-Ha Tsang
    Pages 85-118
  3. Eileen Yuk-Ha Tsang
    Pages 119-152
  4. Eileen Yuk-Ha Tsang
    Pages 153-173
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 183-225

About this book


Based on interviews with entrepreneurs, professionals and regional party cadres' from a range of age groups, this book argues that Western class categories do not directly apply to China and that the Chinese new middle class is distinguished more by socio-cultural than by economic factors.


China consumption culture development economy Generation interview market economy networks politics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.City University of Hong KongHong Kong

About the authors

Eileen Yuk-Ha Tsang  is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong

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