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Vanguards of consumption, laggards in politics? The emergence of a new middle class in South China

@inproceedings{Tsang2010VanguardsOC,
  title={Vanguards of consumption, laggards in politics? The emergence of a new middle class in South China},
  author={E. Tsang},
  year={2010}
}
This thesis considers the emergence of the new middle class in post-reform China. It argues that Western class categories do not directly apply to the Chinese situation and that the Chinese new middle class is distinguished more by sociocultural than by economic factors. Based upon qualitative interviews, the study looks at entrepreneurs, professionals and regional party cadres to show the networks among these different groups and the continuing significance of cadres. The study also looks at… Expand

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