China's Enterprise Reform: Changing State/Society Relations After Mao
Publication Date :
1 Jan 1997
China's basic work units, collectively known as the danwei system, has undergone significant reform, particularly since 1984. The heart of the danwei system are multi-functional units that constitute the bottom layer of the party/state machinery. They are engaged in planning, party ideology and providing social welfare for workers. The danwei system is now being progressively dismantled. You JI examines how the danwei system operates and how reform is generating change in the party at grassroots level. The book is particularly concerned with three major institutional reforms in the Chinese state sector- Political reform of the party leadership, the cadre appointments system, management mechanisms and the state/enterprise administrative chains. Market reform with an emphasis on ownership. Changes in the industrial social welfare system. The author demonstrates how China's post-Mao reforms have produced a quiet revolution from below as the process of political and economic liberalization has accelerated. This book presents new research findings that will be invaluable to those wishing to understand the nature of change in China.