Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Publisher’s Version

Publication Date

12-2015

Abstract

What are the economic, social and political effects when previously isolated villages are opened to the outside world? Scholars from different traditions expect different sorts of positive or negative affects to occur. Rural China presents an ideal environment to study this question empirically. Villages within rural China are in the process of being opened to the outside world in different forms, such as through being connected by road, the investment of agribusiness, or urbanization. Moreover this opening is being driven and shaped by different actors, including local residents, government and businesses. The different ways and actors that this opening occurs affect the nature of the opening, as well as its impact on the economic, social and political characteristics of the village.

Keywords

China, rural development, marketization

Discipline

Asian Studies | Political Science | Rural Sociology

Research Areas

Political Science; Sociology

Publication

Contemporary Chinese Political Economy and Strategic Relations: An International Journal

Volume

1

Issue

3

First Page

609

Last Page

636

ISSN

2410-9681

Publisher

National Sun Yat-sen University

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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