Privatizing China : socialism from afar / edited by Li Zhang and Aihwa Ong

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Subjects: Privatization--Social aspects--China--Congresses
Communism and individualism--China--Congresses
Socialism--China--Congresses
Social ethics--China--Congresses
China--Social conditions--1976-2000--Congresses
China--Social conditions--2000---Congresses
China--Social policy--Congresses
China--Economic conditions--1976-2000--Congresses
China--Economic conditions--2000---Congresses
China--Economic policy--1976-2000--Congresses
China--Economic policy--2000---Congresses
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2008
LC Classification: H, HD
Table of Contents: Introduction: Privatizing China: Powers of the Self, Socialism from Afar / Aihwa Ong, Li Zhang 1
Pt. I. Powers of property 21
Emerging Class Practices 23
1. Private Homes, Distinct Lifestyles: Performing a New Middle Class / Li Zhang 23
2. Property Rights and Homeowner Activism in New Neighborhoods / Benjamin L. Read 41
Accumulating Land and Money 57
3. Socialist Land Masters: The Territorial Politics of Accumulation / You-tien Hsing 57
4. Tax Tensions: Struggles over Income and Revenue / Bei Li, Steven M. Sheffrin 71
Negotiating Neoliberal Values 87
5. "Reorganized Moralism": The Politics of Transnational Labor Codes / Pun Ngai 87
6. Neoliberalism and Hmong/Miao Transnational Media Ventures / Louisa Schein 103
Pt. II. Powers of the Self 121
Taking Care of One's Health 123
7. Consuming Medicine and Biotechnology in China / Nancy N. Chen 123
8. Should I Quit? Tobacco, Fraught Identity, and the Risks of Governmentality / Matthew Kohrman 133
9. Wild Consumption: Relocating Responsibilities in the Time of SARS / Mei Zhan 151
Managing the Professional Self 168
10. Post-Mao Professionalism: Self-enterprise and Patriotism / Lisa M. Hoffman 168
11. Self-fashioning Shanghainese: Dancing across Spheres of Value / Aihwa Ong 182
Search for the Self in New Publics 197
12. Living Buddhas, Netizens, and the Price of Religious Freedom / Dan Smyer Yu 197
13. Privatizing Control: Internet Cafes in China / Zhou Yongming 214
Afterword: Thinking Outside the Leninist Corporate Box / Ralph A. Litzinger 230
Notes 237
Index 275
Additional Authors: Zhang, Li, 1965-
Ong, Aihwa
Notes: LCCN: 2007039503
ISBN: 9780801445965 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0801445965 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780801473784 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0801473780 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Papers originally presented at a conference held in Shanghai, China, June 27-29, 2004
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-270) and index
Contents: Introduction : privatizing China : powers of the self, socialism from afar / Aihwa Ong and Li Zhang -- Private homes, distinct lifestyles : performing a new middle class / Li Zhang -- Property rights and homeowner activism in new neighborhoods / Benjamin L. Read -- Socialist land masters : the territorial politics of accumulation / You-tien Hsing -- Tax tensions : struggles over income and revenue / Bei Li and Steven M. Sheffrin -- "Reorganized moralism" : the politics of transnational labor codes / Pun Ngai -- Neoliberalism and Hmong/Miao transnational media ventures / Louisa Schein -- Consuming medicine and biotechnology in China / Nancy N. Chen -- Should I quit? : tobacco, fraught identity, and the risks of governmentality / Matthew Kohrman -- Wild consumptions : relocating responsibilities in the time of SARS / Mei Zhan -- Post-Mao professionalism : self-enterprise and patriotism / Lisa M. Hoffman -- Self-fashioning Shanghainese : dancing across spheres of value / Aihwa Ong -- Living buddhas, netizens, and the price of religious freedom / Dan Smyer Yü -- Privatizing control : Internet cafés in China / Zhou Yongming -- Afterword : thinking outside the Leninist corporate box / Ralph A. Litzinger
Physical Description: viii, 282 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
OCLC Number: 173502765
ISBN/ISSN: 9780801445965
0801445965
9780801473784
0801473780

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