Institutions and Institutional Change in China

Premodernity and Modernization

  • Fei-Ling Wang

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

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Wang proposes and applies an innovative analytical framework to study the institutional continuity and changes in China. More specifically, this study examines and explains the peculiar premodernity and the profound modernization process of China. On the track of a state-led modernization, the dragon of China is found to be institutionally entering the nets of the market economy. An inquiry of China's labour allocation patterns and their changes serves as the indicator for the institutional analysis.


economy Institution market economy

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  • Fei-Ling Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.The Sam Nunn School of International AffairsGeorgia Institute of TechnologyUSA

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