The study of contemporary China constitutes a fascinating yet challenging area of scholarly inquiry. Recent decades have brought dramatic changes to China's economy, society and governance. Analyzing such changes in the context of multiple disciplinary perspectives offers opportunites as well as challenges for scholars in the field known as contemporary China Studies. The SAGE Handbook of Contemporary China is a two-volume exploration of the transformations of contemporary China, firmly grounded in the both disciplinary and China-specific contexts. Drawing on a range of scholarly approaches found in the social sciences and history, an international team of contributors engage with the question of what a rapidly changing China means for the broader field of contemporary China studies, and identify areas of promising future research. Part 1: Context: History, Economy, and the Environment Part 2: Economic Transformations Part 3: Politics and Government Part 4: China on the Global Stage Part 5: China's Foreign Policy Part 6: National and Nested Identities Part 7: Urbanization and Spatial Development Part 8: Poverty and Inequality Part 9: Social Change Part 10: Future Directions for Contemporary China Studies

Gender, Migration and HIV/STI Risks and Risk Behaviors

Gender, Migration and HIV/STI Risks and Risk Behaviors

Gender, Migration, and HIV/STI Risks and Risk Behaviors
Xiushi Yang Hongyun Fu Meizhen Liao


Since the 1980s, China has witnessed unprecedented rural–urban migration and epidemic growth of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The widespread commercial and extramarital casual sex in contemporary China (Wang et al. 2007; Zheng 2009; Pan et al. 2014; Yang et al. 2016) will likely continue to fuel the growth of HIV and STIs. As a social construct, gender may play an important role in men's and women's experiences with migration and vulnerability to HIV/STIs. Does increasing rural–urban migration contribute to the emergence/reemergence and spread of HIV/STIs? Do men and ...

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