The Hukou System and Rural-Urban Migration in China: Processes and Changes

  title={The Hukou System and Rural-Urban Migration in China: Processes and Changes},
  author={K. W. Chan and L. Zhang},
  journal={The China Quarterly},
  pages={818 - 855}
Until recently, few people in mainland China would dispute the significance of the hukou (household registration) system in affecting their lives – indeed, in determining their fates. At the macro level, the centrality of this system has led some to argue that the industrialization strategy and the hukou system were the crucial organic parts of the Maoist model: the strategy could not have been implemented without the system. A number of China scholars in the West, notably Christiansen, Chan… 
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