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positions (2014) 22 (3): 603–633.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Ying Xing At a time when professional law firms have widened the gap between the legal system and grassroots social life, “barefoot lawyers,” part-time legal workers in villages and towns, are paving the ways for people to “approach justice.” The emphasis on “welcoming law into the countryside...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 721–740.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Li Li The cultural phenomena or objects that are gloriously listed on the national register of Intangible Cultural Heritage are mostly dispersed in rural villages around China. With “intangible cultural heritage” rapidly becoming a prominent academic topic in China, the relationship between...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 375–410.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Peng Hsiao-yen This article centers on Zhu Tianwen, Zhu Tianxin, and Zhang Dachun, writers who were born and brought up in the “solders' villages” and have cultivated a condition of marginality that allows them to position themselves as nonbelievers—those who question the truth of any totalizing...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 455–477.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Jane Hayward; Małgorzata Jakimów Abstract Inside Beijing are hundreds of urban villages. Originally farming villages, now engulfed by urban expansion, they persist due to China's segregated urban-rural property system. Inhabitants are often still classed as peasants, despite being inside the city...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 479–499.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Nellie Chu Abstract This article elaborates on the unmaking of the peasant classes among the tu er dai 土二代 (peasant landlords), with a particular focus on their claims to contested wealth through rent-seeking and other accumulative practices in Guangzhou's urban villages. E. P. Thompson's classic...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 595–617.
Published: 01 August 2022
..., chuangdang 闯荡 (venturing) as a life project that either opposes or extends dagong has been neglected in scholarly studies. Venturing refers to a spatiotemporal condition defined by the uniqueness of urban villages where rural migrants participate in the informal economy on the urban fringes and attach...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 571–594.
Published: 01 August 2022
... new economic, social, and aesthetic forms; (2) that neglect in the PRC is marked by a historically informed temporality that presumes the state's continued interference; (3) that an expectation of neglect reifies the government as that which neglects. For years, Zhengzhou's urban villages were...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 619–640.
Published: 01 August 2022
... private rental housing market have further led to estranged living among migrant tenants and landlords, who experience different forms of displacement in urban villages. Gongyu is the outcome of low-end accumulation, which is intended primarily for constructing low-quality, low-cost rental projects...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 429–453.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Qian Zhu Abstract The idea of a “new village” first emerged in the years 1919–20 and was widely discussed by Chinese intellectuals, who advocated for its humanitarian and social justice purposes and its goal of constructing a new society. This article focuses on the new village movement in China...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 523–547.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Tong Lam Abstract In spite of their informal and substandard nature, Chinese urban villages are actually part of the infrastructure that institutionalizes and normalizes China's uneven development by providing cheap dormitory-style accommodations to the country's vast army of unskilled rural...
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positions (1999) 7 (2): 307–342.
Published: 01 May 1999
...Tim Oakes Copyright © 1999 by Duke University Press 1999 Bathing in the Far Village: Globalization, Transnational Capital, and the Cultural Politics of Modernity in China Tim Oakes Bathing in the Far Village In the summer of 1996 I was browsing through a chic...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 485–506.
Published: 01 May 2023
...: Culture and Destiny ). Beijing : Falü chubanshe . Lü Tu 吕途 . 2017 . Zhongguo xingongren: Nügong zhuanji 中国新工人: 女工专辑 ( China's New Workers: Biographies of Women Workers ). Beijing : Sanlian shudian . Lü Tu 吕途 . 2019 . “ Honest Food Lecture Series no. 11: Lü Tu—Village Songs...
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positions (2023) 31 (2): 473–484.
Published: 01 May 2023
... that, scattered snowflakes started to fall from the sky. Qiyan, wearing a black woolen hat on his crooked head, visited every family in the village and asked them to put a stamp on a piece of paper as a proof for Lianlian's death, which he could use to apply for a permission to have another child. A year...
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Published: 01 May 2024
Figure 1 Longxi villages. Photograph by Yun Tang. More
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Published: 01 May 2024
Figure 3 Landslide in E'er Village. Photograph by Yun Tang. More
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Published: 01 May 2024
Figure 2 Villagers helping with house building. Photograph by Yun Tang. More
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Published: 01 August 2022
Figure 2 “Construction Diagram of Model New Village” (left), 1928; “Designing Diagram of Farm and Planning in Modern Village” (right), 1928 . In “Mofan xincun jianshe tu” 模範新村建設圖 (“Construction Diagrams of Model New Village”), p. 1. More
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Published: 01 August 2022
Figure 3 Duan Shengwu, “Diagram of Heibei New Village.” In “Hebei xincun fangwenji” 河北新村訪問記 (“A Visit to Hebei New Village”) (Hou 1937 : 62). More
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 661–689.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Anna Lora-Wainwright Literature on land disputes typically portrays villagers as victims unable to protect their interests. While they sometimes protest against land expropriation, their efforts tend to be met with little success. Undoubtedly, villagers are in a position of relative powerlessness...
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Published: 01 August 2022
Figure 1 Shan Wu, “Mofan xincun tushi” 模範新村圖示 (“Model Village Diagram”), 1922. In “Chuangban mofan xincun xu ji tushuo” 創辦模範新村序及圖說 (“Explanation and Diagram of Building Model New Village”), p. 95. More