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Making a Market Economy : The Institutionalizational Transformation of a Freshwater Fishery in a Chinese Community - Ning Wang

Making a Market Economy

The Institutionalizational Transformation of a Freshwater Fishery in a Chinese Community

By: Ning Wang

Hardcover Published: 12th January 2005
ISBN: 9780415949446
Number Of Pages: 212

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This study investigates the rise and growth of a market economy in the Longlake region, Hubei province, China. Well known in China as the "land of fish and rice," the Longlake region has a long tradition of fresh water fishery. Yet, it is the last two decades of the twentieth century that have witnessed the dramatic transformation of fishery from subsistence oriented "sideline production" to a thriving market-oriented economy. Based on ethnographic fieldwork, this study aims to examine the making of this burgeoning market economy, focusing on a set of vital economic institutions, including property rights and markets, as well as the changing organizational forms in fishery. Their evolution and the dynamics between them and the social, cultural, legal, and political settings in which both economic institutions and organizations are deeply embedded constitutes the main substantive theme of this study.

'This neatly organized volume holds promise for China studies readers: a case study of a fishing community and market in the Longlake region of Southern Hubei.' - China Journal

'This work is rich in theoretical insight.' - Graeme Smith, The Australian National University

Foreword
The settingp. 5
Institution and economyp. 21
The rise of fish marketsp. 37
A case study of property rights transformationp. 55
A study of the firmp. 101
Conclusionp. 133
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ISBN: 9780415949446
ISBN-10: 0415949440
Series: East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 12th January 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1