Political Sciences Reference database
Villager Documentary project: This project tries to document the process of village self-governance in China. Village self-governance is China’s important step forward towards decentralization and democratization. Done by villagers themselves, the project aims at empowering ordinary villagers through documentation through cameras, and seeing the changing realities from the perspective of the people whose lives are dependent on the villages, for better or worse. Instead of making any openly political statements, the films and photos of this project document the daily realities rural people face in China’s new village governance mechanism.
Shandong Prvince, Laizhou City, Guojiadian Township, Wangjiacun Village by villager Wang Wei
Shaanxi Province, Lantian Xian, Shijiazhai Village by villager Zhang Huancai
Hunan Province, Shimen Xian, Yuanyichang Village by villager Jia Zhitan
outskirts of Beijing, Shunyi District, Shaziying Village by villager Shao Yushen
Databases in English language:
Bibliography of Asian Studies is the main English language database on Asian Studies. You can often combine your search on it with the following:
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Databases in Chinese language:
China Leadership Monitor offers authoritative assessments of trends in Chinese leadership politics and policy. you’ll find articles from the current issue as well as an archive of back issues, and subscription information.
China Politics Links : a site by Prof. William A. Joseph, Department of Political Science, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, US
China village democracy skin deep by Tim Luard
中国选举与治理网Established by The Carter Center and the Research Center on Chinese Local Governance at Beijing University