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To the soil: The labour of rural transformation in China

CollectionsANU Australian Centre on China in the World / 中华全球研究中心/中華全球研究中心
Made in China (2016 - )
Title: To the soil: The labour of rural transformation in China
Author(s): Australian National University. Australian Centre on China in the World
Date published: 2018
Publisher: Canberra, ACT : Australian Centre on China in the World, The Australian National University
Series/Report no.: Made in China : Volume 3, Issue 4 (Oct - Dec 2018)
Description: 
China’s four decades of reform and opening have been rooted in a fundamental socioeconomic restructuring. Contemporary China has changed from a largely agrarian society to a rapidly urbanising one, characterised by a floating populace moving back and forth between rural and urban spaces, which are in a continuous state of flux. Going hand in hand with China’s ascent into modernity is the subordination of rural areas and people. While rural China has historically been a site of extraction and exploitation, in the post-reform period this has intensified, and rurality itself has become a problem, best typified through the ubiquitous propaganda about the need to revitalise the countryside, and ongoing attempts to reconstruct rural areas in a new image. This issue of Made in China focuses on the labour that these attempts to restructure and reformulate rural China have entailed, and the ways in which they have transformed rural lives and communities.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/154839
ISSN: 2206-9119

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