Improving Village Governance in Contemporary China
叢編：The Social Sciences of Practice, 卷：7
Translator: Jingyan Yuan
He Xuefeng, PhD (2008) is Dean and Professor of the School of Social Sciences and Director of the China Rural Governance Research Center, Wuhan University. As a representative of the Central China School of Rural Studies，he has written more than 20 academic books.
Based on in-depth investigations of different regions of China's vast countryside, Improving Village Governance in Contemporary China vividly describes rural governance mechanisms against the background of China's rapid urbanization. China’s rural areas vary greatly from region to region with respect to the pace and mode of change. Rural governance in China is decided by how the state transfers resources to villages, and by the linkage between the transfer methods and the specific situation of each village. Only when grassroots governance is based on rural democracy (with peasants as the core) can villages become more harmonious.
Series Editor’s Note
Part 1 Who Can Be a Village Cadre? The Capable, the Ruthless, or the Rich?
Part 2 Village Politics and Peasant Participation
Part 3 State Resources to the Countryside and Peasant Participation
Part 4 Exploring the Village Governance System
Part 5 The Social Foundation of Village Governance: Class, Faction, and Clan
Part 6 The Drivers of Village Governance