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Getting Ahead in Rural China: the elite-cadre divide and its implications for rural governance

Smith, Graeme


This article will outline the politics and pathways of promotion among government officials working in a rural county in Anhui province and their attitudes towards elite status. It will analyze the implications these processes and pathways have for the operation of local government in rural China. Drawing on interviews and relationships spanning a ten-year period (2004–2013), this article primarily relies upon the personal experiences of colleagues and friends who have attempted to rise through...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Contemporary China
DOI: 10.1080/10670564.2014.975951


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