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Spring 2009 China Left Review out

China Study Group is pleased to announce the launch of the Spring, 2009 bilingual web-journal China Left Review. Issue No. 2 examines the the global financial crisis of 2008-2009, and focuses on China’s role and reaction. Our purpose is to stimulate discussion and collaboration between left-leaning scholars and activists in Chinese and English-speaking worlds. We seek to do this by compiling, translating, and commenting on a variety of works related to controversial and pressing social issues.

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site redesign

China Study Group is getting a new look! And we’re still working out the kinks. Please be patient, or if that’s not possible, leave a rant in the comments.

Theoretical Trends »

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China Studies »

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Institute for Advanced Historical and Social Research

Just spotted: the Institute for Advanced Historical and Social Research - a new interdisciplinary research institute in Beijing. Philip Huang, Wang Hui and Cui Zhiyuan are listed as core faculty, and He Xuefeng, Peng Yusheng, Wang Mingming and Wang Shaoguang are visiting.

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Rural Studies »

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Published in: journal Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, Volume 10, Issue 1 March 2009 , pages 138 - 153
NSC (the Chinese government’s campaign to ‘construct a New Socialist Countryside’) aims to increase agricultural productivity, improve the rural environment, and promote peasant welfare (fuli).1 In order to achieve this goal, peasants must get organized. Since most young peasants leave the countryside to work in the city, elderly people have become the main agents of production and life in the villages, so peasant organization must involve the organization of the elderly. Experiments in NSC …