China Perspectives

Articles from No. 4, 2012

Being a Woman in China Today: A Demography of Gender
I do not think that men and women are on an equal footing. I live in a world dominated by men, and I sense this impalpable pressure every day. It's not that men don't respect us. My husband cooks for me and does a lot around the house, but I still feel...
Books Received
Tania Angeloff and Marylène Lieber (eds.), Chinoises au XXIe siècle. Ruptures et continuités, Paris, La découverte, 2012, 284 pp.Judith Shapiro, China's Environmental Challenges, Cambridge, Polity Press, 2012, 205 pp.Edward N. Luttwak, The Rise of China...
China and Ethiopia: Authoritarian Affinities and Economic Cooperation
Why has the China-Ethiopia relationship become so important and so close over the last ten years? From the Chinese government's viewpoint, this country of about 85 million people is largely de- void of raw materials and other wealth above or below the...
Chine/USA, le Climat En Jeu (China/USA: The Climate at Stake)
Jean-Paul Maréchal, Chine/USA, le climat en jeu (China/USA: The climate at stake), Paris, Choiseul, 2011, 115 pp.Barring a few exceptions, reports by scientists working on climate issues have turned more and more alarmist over the past quarter century....
Construction Des Espaces Urbains et Rénovation D'un Quartier De Shanghai: La Problématique De la Migration et Du Changement Social (Construction of Urban Spaces and Renovation of a Community of Shanghai: The Problematic of Migration and Social Change)
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Zhao Yeqin, Construction des espaces urbains et rénovation d'un quartier de Shanghai: la problématique de la migration et du changement social (Construction of urban spaces and renovation of a community...
Editorial
There are now 650 million women in China, almost 10 percent of the world's population. Yet this impressive number is not equal to half of China's population. The last population census (2010), the results of which were published in the middle of the...
Equality, Did You Say? Chinese Feminism after 30 Years of Reforms
For almost a century, equality between men and women has been a recurring theme in political, economic, and social discussions in China. In the early twentieth century, it was invoked in pioneering reformers' discourses on Chinese modernity, and was...
Government and Politics in Taiwan
Daffydd Fell, Government and Politics in Taiwan, London, Routledge, 2011, 278 pp.Government and Politics in Taiwanis a new textbook by Daffydd Fell, Deputy Director of the Centre of Taiwan Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University...
Hainan - State, Society, and Business in a Chinese Province
Erik Kjeld Brødsgaard, Hainan - State, Society, and Business in a Chinese Province, London, Routledge, 2009, 190 pp.This work by Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard, professor and director of the Asia Research Center, Copenhagen Business School, rests on a detailed...
"Jumping out of the Agricultural Gate" (Tiaochu Nongmen): Social Mobility and Gendered Intra-Household Resource Distribution among Children in a Central Chinese Village, 1950-2012
Established in 1958, the current hukousystem (household registration system) encompasses a series of regulations that institutionally divide all Chinese citizens into two categories: "agricultural hukou" (nongye hukou) holder and "non-agricultural hukou"...
La Révolution Fourvoyée : Parcours Dans la Chine Du XX^sup E^ Siècle (Revolution Derailed: Journeys in Twentieth Century China)
Lucien Bianco, La révolution fourvoyée : Parcours dans la Chine du XXe siècle (Revolution derailed: Journeys in twentieth century China), La Tour d'Aigues, L'Aube, 2010, 230 pp.This anthology introduced by Michel Bonnin and prefaced by Marie- Claire...
Lessons in Patriotism
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Fifteen years after the former British colony's "reunification with the motherland" on 1 July 1997, the relationship between mainland China and Hong Kong remains as uneasy and conflict-ridden as ever....
Prospects for Economic Reform in North Korea
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Analysis by Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga based on:- Piao Yinzhe, Li Shenghua, and Yan Ying'en, "The Powerful Push for North Korean Economic Reform: China-South Korea Economic Cooperation," Jingji Wenti...
Tackling Economic Deceleration: A Puzzle for Beijing
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Analysis by Agatha Kratz based on:- "The Current State of the Housing Price Maintenance Project," Editorial, Xinshiji, 23 July 2012.- Chen Lu, (1) "Wen Jiaobao: Eliminating Real Estate Speculation Necessitates...
The Migration of Women from Northern China: A Gender-Oriented Choice?
Since the late 1990s, France has been experiencing a new wave of Chi- nese migrants, which, unlike older migratory flows, is coming from the cities of northern China. Relatively little is known about this recent flow, however, because it quite often...
The Politics of Imagining Asia
Wang Hui, The Politics of Imagining Asia, edited by Theodore Huters, Cambridge (MA), Harvard University Press, 2011, 360 pp.This substantive work representing Wang Hui's intellectual engage- ment is the second that Harvard University Press has published...
Why Women Own Less, and Why It Matters More in Rural China's Urban Transformation
Comparative research suggests that government interventions sup- porting women's rights can reduce gender inequalities in property distribution.(1)Similarly, ceteris paribus, markets are less gender dis- criminatory in distributing assets than kinship...
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