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Taxation without Representation in Contemporary Rural China (Cambridge Modern China Series)
Taxation without Representation in Contemporary Rural China (Cambridge Modern China Series) Thomas P. Bernstein, Xiaobo Lü 0521813182 9780521813181 The financial burden imposed upon the Chinese farmer by local tax
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Taxation without Representation in Contemporary Rural China (Cambridge Modern China Series) by Thomas P. Bernstein, Xiaobo Lü

The financial burden imposed upon the Chinese farmer by local taxes has become a major source of discontent in the Chinese countryside and a worrisome source of political and social instability for the Chinese government. Bernstein and L examine the forms and sources of heavy, informal taxation, and shed light on how peasants defend their interests by adopting strategies of collective resistance (both peaceful and violent). Bernstein and L also explain why the central government, while often siding with the peasants, has not been able to solve the burden problem by instituting a sound, reliable financial system in the countryside. While the regime has, to some extent, sought to empower farmers to defend their interests - by informing them about tax rules, expanding the legal system, and instituting village elections, for example, these attempts have not yet generated enough power from below to counter powerful, local official agencies.

Author: Thomas P. Bernstein, Xiaobo Lü

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 302

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 2003-04-14

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ISBN: 0521813182


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