Lecture 6_Aug 11_ANT148A 2009

Lecture 6_Aug 11_ANT148A 2009 - b. Some features during the...

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ANT148A: Culture and Political Economy in Contemporary China Summer Session II 2009 Gowoon Noh (Dept of Anthropology, UCD)
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Lecture Outline <Socialist Reform of Urban Organization> I. Brief review of Chinese cities II. The Danwei system III. Urban life under socialism 1. Distribution of major resources 2. Social control
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I. Brief Review of Chinese Cities 1. Traditional cities a. Even distribution in space b. Rural-urban continuity c. Native place associations Based on the same locality or common place origin Common place identity Mutual help and assistance d. Guilds Based on common occupation Powerful entities Protecting group interests Often locality based
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I. Brief Review of Chinese Cities 2. Modern changes a. Port cities and foreign influences Positive effect Negative effect
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Unformatted text preview: b. Some features during the Maos regime Interior development Limit size of large cities Strict control of migration o Ensure grain production to support the industry o Inability to support enlarging urban population o Concerns of social stability II. Danwei 1. What is it? a. A work unit b. The most basic urban organization c. A unique production, administration, and social control system d. Walled and gated compound e. Combined space for residence and workplace f. Multifunction as a miniature city II. Danwei 2. Key attributes a. Personnel power b. Communal facilities c. Independent accounts and budgets d. Urban or nonagricultural purview e. Public sector 3. Function a. Political b. Social...
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This note was uploaded on 10/26/2009 for the course ANT 148 taught by Professor Gowoonnoh during the Summer '09 term at UC Davis.

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Lecture 6_Aug 11_ANT148A 2009 - b. Some features during the...

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