The China Journal

The China Journal publishes insightful scholarly commentary and analysis on topics relating to modern China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The China Journal also publishes book reviews of all the important books published on modern China.

Articles from No. 65, January

An Emerging Civil Society: The Impact of the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake on Grass-Roots Associations in China
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)On 12 May 2008, an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale struck western China. The epicenter was located near Wenchuan, in the mountainous western part of Sichuan Province, but the force of the...
Beyond Repression and Resistance-Christian Love and China's Harmonious Society
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)The revolutionary is guided by strong feelings of love. (Che Guevara)As a student in China in the 1980s I rarely came across the word "love" in daily conversation. Although several works of literature...
China's Pragmatic Security Policy: The Middle-Power Factor
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)The prevailing trend of Chinese foreign policy over the past two decades has been to promote an image of China as a cautious and pragmatic great power inclined to adopt "soft power" and responsible behavior...
Factions in a Bureaucratic Setting: The Origins of Cultural Revolution Conflict in Nanjing
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)The mass conflicts in China from 1966 to 1968 have long been understood within a framework of collective solidarity. The conflicts have been portrayed as instances of political mobilization by individuals...
Strikes in China's Export Industries in Comparative Perspective
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)China's export industries witness outbreaks of spontaneous work stoppages and strikes that are often suppressed by the local authorities, sometimes with violence. To gain a perspective on these disturbances,...
Students' Ambivalence toward Their Experiences in Secondary Education: Views from a Group of Young Chinese Studying on an International Foundation Program in Beijing
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)In recent years, China's National College Entrance Examination (gaokao ...)1 has received much attention from popular media and academic scholarship both inside and outside China.2 The majority of these...
"The Heart Says One Thing but the Hand Does Another": A Story about Emotion-Work, Ambivalence and Popular Advice for Parents
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)One rainy day in the fall of 2006, my friend Hu Qiuli's apartment was abuzz with activity. A laid-off worker who has taken a keen interest in childhood education, Hu Qiuli has converted her balcony into...
Uneven Policy Implementation in Rural China
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Recent publications on central-local relations in China have greatly enhanced our understanding of how rights and responsibilities are distributed, especially between the center and the provinces.' However,...
Uyghur-Han Earnings Differentials in ÜRümchi
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)The 2009 ethnic unrest in Ürümchi and the large casualties that it entailed call for an urgent study of ethnic inequality in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China (PRC)....