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Transcending Boundaries: Zhejiangcun: The Story Of A Migrant Village In Beijing (China Studies) ✼ Transcending Boundaries: Zhejiangcun: The Story Of A Migrant Village In Beijing (China Studies) Epub ✿ Author Biao Xiang – Thomashillier.co.uk This book sheds new light on state society relations in contemporary China by demonstrating how rigid official boundaries internal to the state system which were essential for the state s control over This book sheds new light on state Zhejiangcun: The MOBI ò society relations in contemporary China by demonstrating how rigid official boundaries internal to the state system which were essential for Transcending Boundaries: MOBI :↠ the state s control over society have paradoxically facilitated the growth of new social spaces Based on long years of fieldwork the book takes us to a highly Boundaries: Zhejiangcun: The PDF ↠ unlikely site in Beijing Zhejiangcun literally Zhejiang village the biggest migrant community in China located only five kilometres south of Tian anmen Suare where migrants mostly from Boundaries: Zhejiangcun: The Story Of Kindle - Wenzhou have organised a vibrant garment industry despite regular state crackdowns It documents the spontaneous evolution of Zhejiangcun into a hub of nationwide migrant business networks transcending officially imposed boundaries The book also makes use of Chinese folk insights and philosophical traditions as analytical tools for tackling fluid social relationships unconfined to physical space.

  • Hardcover
  • 198 pages
  • Transcending Boundaries: Zhejiangcun: The Story Of A Migrant Village In Beijing (China Studies)
  • Biao Xiang
  • English
  • 10 December 2016
  • 9789004142015

2 thoughts on “Transcending Boundaries: Zhejiangcun: The Story Of A Migrant Village In Beijing (China Studies)

  1. jennycool jennycool says:

    读的中文版《跨越边界的社区》,断断续续读了大半个月,真的是太棒了。不同于一般理论的构建,这本书的形成基于作者前后花费6年时间亲身在浙江村里积累观察素材,通过大量细节描绘了温州个体户是如何利用政策在政治真空层游走,应对国家干预和管理,蓬勃发展争取出自己的生活和政治空间,甚至以此倒逼政府。书中对中国传统文化里的关系也作了大量描述,这种家庭派生壮大出的关系正是这些个体户开始发展自己的起点和依托。看的过程中,很多细节都让我自己联想到海外的华人移民团体,比如系和系丛是如何让一两个最先走出的人带动整个家族流动,这和早期福建两广的移民过程有点类似。温州人和北京人之间的矛盾,一方面是温州人头脑灵活刻苦觉得北京人死板,另一方面北京人是大城市规则驯化的群体,温州人作为外来人口给他们的印象就是素质低不守规矩,而国外的移民群体和本地人之间也有类似的矛盾。浙江村里产生的菜市场、理发店、小诊所等,是因为北京的菜市场、理发店和公立医院无法更好地服务这个群体的需求,因此发展出了基于浙江村的经济民生设施,这跟移民经济也很类似。后来村内帮派发展壮大,也是因为公共执法机关不作为和具体执法上的难度,导致了团体内部产生了民间秩序维护机制。书里还提到这些个体户尽管在北京落脚生根发芽,但是内心依然对家乡怀抱一种执念,只要是家乡建设需要,在外的温州人都很愿意出钱,架桥修路。即使自己回不去,却总觉得有一天要回去。北京是实质的家却没有家乡的感觉,温州不是家却依然是家乡。这种朴素的家乡的概念也是根植于每个华人的心里吧。当然,上面说的那些都是和老派华人移民团体的类似处,因求学或技术移民的新移民团体,类似的地方就少了很多。我想可能因为新移民的移民途径有变化,其次新移民本身就臣服于城市规则之下,本身系丛少,难以达到类似规模的抱团,再有就是移民国家对移民制度早已完善,存在很少的运作空间。后面几个章节中,写到了北京政府终于下决心对浙江村进行清理。而这个过程中,浙江村面临着几次搬迁和回归。整个过程让人了解到民间团体和政府机构在打交道的过程中,只有合同机制是不行的,还是需要对弈机制。可以说都是让人深受启发的细节。

  2. Ziqi Chen Ziqi Chen says:

    At the first sight I thought the author was teaching readers how to run a retail business It turns out to be a book substantiated by a large amount of field surveys and interview transcripts while the author plays an excellent role in observing the local people without the interference of intimidation as an intellectual His role is rather a student working on his master thesis and living with the people The last chapter has theorized all the data described in the previous chapters and I uite like such arrangement

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