Type
Part or chapter of a book
Title
Governing from the Middle? Understanding the Making of China's Middle Classes
In
To Govern China: Evolving Practices of Power
Author(s)
ROCCA Jean-Louis - Centre de recherches internationales (Author)
SHUE Vivienne - (Publishing director)
THORNTON Patricia - (Publishing director)
Editor
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
Pages
231 - 255 p.
ISBN
9781107193529
Keywords
China, middle classes
Abstract
EN
In the mid-1990s, a new consensus suddenly emerged in China concerning the necessity of including "middle classes" as a segment of Chinese society. This new social paradigm, which prevails in Chinese academic circles, in the popular media, and even within the political apparatus, is very similar to the universal agreement which arose in Europe decades ago that the presence of middle classes was a necessary element of modern society. In both these cases, how to define the "concept" of the middle classes was the subject of much controversy...

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