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The Self-Understanding, Self-Evaluation and Analysis of China's New Social Stratum
Burns, Drew MacGregor

2008, Master of Arts, Ohio State University, East Asian Languages and Literatures.
As a result of the economic reforms China undertook in 1978, the country's social structure has undergone drastic change. One of the most important results of this social re-structuring is the emergence of what the Chinese government has termed the "New Social Stratum", which is a group of people who make their living in the non-public sectors of China's economy. In order to understand how the members of this group will exert that influence as China continues down its path of rapid growth, this research conducted a survey of articles on the group, beginning with Li Yi's "The Structure and Evolution of Chinese Social Stratification", as well as a series of interviews with members of this social stratum. It reveals a group of people rapidly accruing influence in China's continuously privatized economy, and are ready to take the reins as their country enters its next golden era.
Galal Walker, PhD (Advisor)
Jianqi Wang, PhD (Committee Member)
Jian He, PhD (Other)
Xiaobin Jian (Other)
56 p.

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