Morris L. BIAN

The danwei (unit) was for many years after the creation of the People’s Republic of China the all-inclusive work unit for urban Chinese, encompassing everything from a lifetime social welfare system to a network of work, home, and political relationships. The reforms of the last three decades have considerably weakened the traditional danwei system, where the price of security was often a lack of social mobility.

The danwei (unit) dominated the workplace in urban China

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:11-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Customs, Society and Social Welfare|Comments Off on Danwei (Dānwèi 单位)|Dānwèi 单位 (Danwei)

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