Growth of Market Relations in Post-reform China: A Micro-Analysis of Peasants, Migrants and Peasant Entrepeneurs
Hiroshi SatoISBN: 0700717269;
Book DescriptionThis book, based on in-depth field research at the local level, assesses the different factors that are contributing to the transition to a market economy and the growth of networks in rural China. It analyses the different socio-economicactors - peasant households, out-migrants, family businesses and peasant entrepreneurs, uses the key concept of markets as a nexus of social networks, and identifies three different kinds of 'social capital' - human capital, political capital/status, andnetwork capital. This book demonstrates the importance of socio-political networks and highlights significant regional differences.
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