Constructing China's Capitalism: Shanghai and the Nexus of by Daniel Buck

By Daniel Buck

Buck shines a brand new mild on China's transition to capitalism via concentrating on and examining the improvement of networks among the city and rural factories that experience produced the neighborhood economic climate of better Shanghai. those networks have included hundreds of thousands of villagers into the nationwide and the worldwide economic system. by means of getting inside of those networks and observing as their restructuring unfolds, greenback unearths hidden features of significant alterations: China's transition from centralized making plans to industry economic system, the transformation of Shanghai from business to monetary middle, and a wave of privatization that has swept away the final vestiges of socialism.

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Starting with 557 workers in 1985 and producing fewer than 10,000 refrigerators that year, it grew quickly. By 1987 it had 1,335 workers and produced 60,000 units, after which it expanded steadily until reaching 2,740 workers producing 850,000 units at its height in 1995–96. In 1995, it was listed as number 202 of the 500 largest industrial enterprises in China, and the twenty-second largest enterprise in Shanghai (Lu 1996, 171). As with Yichu, I worked closely with a manager from Shangling Refrigerator to develop a comprehensive profile of its subcontracting structure.

5 billion) or 40 percent of Shanghai’s total industrial output (Shanghai jingji nianjian 1996). The Shanghai Municipal County and District Industrial Bureau (the municipal-level agency responsible for TVEs) estimated the contribution of TVEs to be somewhat higher, at roughly half (MG6). TVE revenues contributed the lion’s share of local government budgets by the late 1980s—anywhere from 75 to 90 percent (Whiting 1995, 38; Wilson 1997, 93). And local governments directed a substantial share of these revenues back into the expansion of existing TVEs and the creation of new ones (see chapter 2).

During the Cultural Revolution, the pressure to become “big and complete” became even more pronounced in Wuhan’s machinebuilding industry (Solinger 1991, 59) and in Shanghai’s industries generally (Mok 1996, 217–18). indd 22 5/29/2012 10:43:47 AM C on n e c t i ng t h e Ur b a n a n d t h e R u r a l 23 The “big and complete” vertical integration phenomenon did not disappear once reforms began. That would be a drawn-out and piecemeal process. State Council resolutions (1980) and regulations (1986) promoted economic and horizontal linkages in order to break down vertical and horizontal segmentation.

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