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Social Control in China: A Study of Chinese Work Units (review)

Social Control in China: A Study of Chinese Work Units (review) Reviews 245 on Deng. However, the vexing nature of contemporary Chinese "pragmatism" may need further comprehensive explanation. The reader does not really get an answer to the question of whether Deng was indeed a "statesman." Perhaps the answer would have been clearer had it not been for Tiananmen Square; nevertheless, this volume will certainly become recommended reading for those interested in exploring the many contradictions of modern China through the life and times of Deng Xiaoping. Ronald C. Keith University of Calgary Ronald C. Keith is a professor ofpolitical science and Head ofthe Political Science Department. He specializes in Chinese politics, foreign policy, and legal reform and jurisprudence. Victor N. Shaw. Social Control in China: A Study of Chinese Work Units. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 1996. xiv, 288 pp. Hardcover $59.95, isbn 0-275-95599-0· This book is about social control in the work unit, or danwei, in China. Social control is defined as "any mechanism or practice for securing individual compliance, maintaining collective order and normative consistency, or dealing with problematic or deviant situations" (p. 26). The danwei is thus more than a mere workplace or business, "primarily a local (Chinese Communist) party branch that recruits, disciplines, and manages party http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Social Control in China: A Study of Chinese Work Units (review)

China Review International , Volume 5 (1) – Mar 30, 1998

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Reviews 245 on Deng. However, the vexing nature of contemporary Chinese "pragmatism" may need further comprehensive explanation. The reader does not really get an answer to the question of whether Deng was indeed a "statesman." Perhaps the answer would have been clearer had it not been for Tiananmen Square; nevertheless, this volume will certainly become recommended reading for those interested in exploring the many contradictions of modern China through the life and times of Deng Xiaoping. Ronald C. Keith University of Calgary Ronald C. Keith is a professor ofpolitical science and Head ofthe Political Science Department. He specializes in Chinese politics, foreign policy, and legal reform and jurisprudence. Victor N. Shaw. Social Control in China: A Study of Chinese Work Units. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 1996. xiv, 288 pp. Hardcover $59.95, isbn 0-275-95599-0· This book is about social control in the work unit, or danwei, in China. Social control is defined as "any mechanism or practice for securing individual compliance, maintaining collective order and normative consistency, or dealing with problematic or deviant situations" (p. 26). The danwei is thus more than a mere workplace or business, "primarily a local (Chinese Communist) party branch that recruits, disciplines, and manages party

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Published: Mar 30, 1998

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