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Radical inequalities : China's revolutionary welfare state in comparative perspective, Nara Dillon

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Radical inequalities : China's revolutionary welfare state in comparative perspective
Title
Radical inequalities
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China's revolutionary welfare state in comparative perspective
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Nara Dillon
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Language
eng
Summary
The Chinese Communist welfare state was established with the goal of eradicating income inequality. But paradoxically, it actually widened the income gap, undermining one of the most important objectives of Mao Zedong's revolution. Nara Dillon traces the origins of the Chinese welfare state from the 1940s through the 1960s, when such inequalities emerged and were institutionalized, to uncover the reasons why the state failed to achieve this goal. Using newly available archival sources, Dillon focuses on the contradictory role played by labor in the development of the Chinese welfare state. At first, the mobilization of labor helped found a welfare state, but soon labor's privileges turned into obstacles to the expansion of welfare to cover more of the poor. Under the tight economic constraints of the time, small, temporary differences evolved into large, entrenched inequalities. Placing these developments in the context of the globalization of the welfare state, Dillon focuses on the mismatch between welfare policies originally designed for European economies and the very different conditions found in revolutionary China. Because most developing countries faced similar constraints, the Chinese case provides insight into the development of narrow, unequal welfare states across much of the developing world in the postwar period.--
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Dillon, Nara
Dewey number
361.6509510904
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Harvard East Asian monographs
Series volume
383
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  • Welfare state
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • China
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Radical inequalities : China's revolutionary welfare state in comparative perspective, Nara Dillon
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-322) and index
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Contents
Part I. The politics of founding China's welfare state -- China's place in the globalization of the welfare state, 1880s-1980s -- The nationalist origins of the Chinese welfare state, 1943-49 -- The Communist foundation of the Chinese welfare state, 1948-51 -- Part II. The politics of expanding China's welfare state -- The Soviet Model : transitional welfare in the first five-year plan, 1952-54 -- Chinese austerity : transitional restraint in the urban revolution, 1955-58 -- Mao's communes : universal welfare in the great leap forward, 1958-62 -- Conclusion : China's narrow welfare state in comparative perspective
Control code
FIEb17763186
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780674504318
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)893897234
Label
Radical inequalities : China's revolutionary welfare state in comparative perspective, Nara Dillon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I. The politics of founding China's welfare state -- China's place in the globalization of the welfare state, 1880s-1980s -- The nationalist origins of the Chinese welfare state, 1943-49 -- The Communist foundation of the Chinese welfare state, 1948-51 -- Part II. The politics of expanding China's welfare state -- The Soviet Model : transitional welfare in the first five-year plan, 1952-54 -- Chinese austerity : transitional restraint in the urban revolution, 1955-58 -- Mao's communes : universal welfare in the great leap forward, 1958-62 -- Conclusion : China's narrow welfare state in comparative perspective
Control code
FIEb17763186
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780674504318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)893897234

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