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- DescriptionCurrent accounts of China's global rise emphasize ecomics and politics, largely neglecting the cultivation of China's people. Susan Greenhalgh, one of the foremost authorities on China's one-child policy, places the governance of population squarely at the heart of China's ascent. Focusing on the decade since 2000, and especially 2004 - 09, she argues that the vital politics of population has been central to the globalizing agenda of the reform state. By helping transform China's rural masses into modern workers and citizens, by working to strengthen, tech-scientize, and legitimize the PRC regime, and by boosting China's ecomic development and comprehensive national power, the governance of the population has been critically important to the rise of global China. After decades of viewing population as a hindrance to modernization, China's leaders are w equating it with human capital and redefining it as a positive factor in the nation's transition to a kwledge-based ecomy. In encouraging 'human development,' the regime is trying to induce people to become self-governing, self-enterprising persons who will advance their own health, education, and welfare for the benefit of the nation. From an object of coercive restriction by the state, population is being refigured as a field of self-cultivation by China's people themselves.
- Author BiographySusan Greenhalgh is Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University.
- Author(s)Susan Greenhalgh
- PublisherHarvard University Press
- Date of Publication05/11/2010
- SubjectRegional History
- Series TitleThe Edwin O.Reischauer Lectures
- Series Part/Volume Number2008
- Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintHarvard University Press
- Content Note1 halftone, 5 line illustrations, 6 tables
- Weight386 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards,With printed dust jacket
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