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Encyclopedia of Modern China (review)

Encyclopedia of Modern China (review) Reviews While the quantitative approach proves to be necessary for a complicated topic such as this involving a large population of migrant workers, it would be beneficial to supplement this approach with qualitative approaches to collect more valuable information beyond simple facts. For example, incorporating more ethnographic approaches using open-ended interviews would allow migrants to provide more information about their working and living spaces and activities in the cities (instead of only in their home villages), their perceptions of the existing social security programs, and their communication about these programs among themselves. Overall, this volume provides well-researched insight into one of China's major challenges. It can help students and scholars understand the social and economic transformation under way in China. In addition to tables for most chapters and footnotes for each chapter, the author also provides a bibliography at the end of each chapter and a short index of relevant terms and names of places and organizations used in the essays. These reference materials confirm the width and depth of the studies. They can also guide the interested reader in further research. The decent scholarship makes the findings in the essays authoritative, insightful, and convincing. This book is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Encyclopedia of Modern China (review)

China Review International , Volume 16 (4) – Jul 13, 2009

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Reviews While the quantitative approach proves to be necessary for a complicated topic such as this involving a large population of migrant workers, it would be beneficial to supplement this approach with qualitative approaches to collect more valuable information beyond simple facts. For example, incorporating more ethnographic approaches using open-ended interviews would allow migrants to provide more information about their working and living spaces and activities in the cities (instead of only in their home villages), their perceptions of the existing social security programs, and their communication about these programs among themselves. Overall, this volume provides well-researched insight into one of China's major challenges. It can help students and scholars understand the social and economic transformation under way in China. In addition to tables for most chapters and footnotes for each chapter, the author also provides a bibliography at the end of each chapter and a short index of relevant terms and names of places and organizations used in the essays. These reference materials confirm the width and depth of the studies. They can also guide the interested reader in further research. The decent scholarship makes the findings in the essays authoritative, insightful, and convincing. This book is

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China Review InternationalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jul 13, 2009

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