The New Middle Class in China

Consumption, Politics and the Market Economy

  • Eileen Yuk-Ha Tsang

Part of the Frontiers of Globalization Series book series (FOG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Eileen Yuk-Ha Tsang
    Pages 85-118
  3. Eileen Yuk-Ha Tsang
    Pages 119-152
  4. Eileen Yuk-Ha Tsang
    Pages 153-173
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 183-225

About this book


Based on interviews with entrepreneurs, professionals and regional party cadres' from a range of age groups, this book argues that Western class categories do not directly apply to China and that the Chinese new middle class is distinguished more by socio-cultural than by economic factors.


China consumption culture development economy Generation interview market economy networks politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Eileen Yuk-Ha Tsang
    • 1
  1. 1.City University of Hong KongHong Kong

Bibliographic information