Social Connections in China: Institutions, Culture, and the Changing Nature of Guanxi

Social Connections in China: Institutions, Culture, and the Changing Nature of Guanxi

Social Connections in China: Institutions, Culture, and the Changing Nature of Guanxi

Social Connections in China: Institutions, Culture, and the Changing Nature of Guanxi

Synopsis

Guanxi, loosely translated as "social connections," or "social networks," is among the most important, talked about, and studied phenomena in China today. Guanxi lies at the heart of China's social order, its economic structure, and its changing institutional landscape. It is considered important in most every realm of life, from politics to business, and from officialdom to street life. This volume offers the latest scholarly thinking on the subject by top China sociologists whose work on guanxi has been influential and by new scholars offering cutting-edge insights on the topic.
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