9780804783545-0804783543-Anxious Wealth: Money and Morality Among China's New Rich

Anxious Wealth: Money and Morality Among China's New Rich

ISBN-13: 9780804783545
ISBN-10: 0804783543
Edition: 1
Author: Osburg, John
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Format: Paperback 248 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780804783545
ISBN-10: 0804783543
Edition: 1
Author: Osburg, John
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Format: Paperback 248 pages

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Acknowledged authors Osburg, John wrote Anxious Wealth: Money and Morality Among China's New Rich comprising 248 pages back in 2013. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0804783543 and 9780804783545. Since then Anxious Wealth: Money and Morality Among China's New Rich textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.02 or rent at the marketplace.

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Who exactly are China's new rich? This pioneering investigation introduces readers to the private lives—and the nightlives—of the powerful entrepreneurs and managers redefining success and status in the city of Chengdu. Over the course of more than three years, anthropologist John Osburg accompanied, and in some instances assisted, wealthy Chinese businessmen as they courted clients, partners, and government officials. Drawing on his immersive experiences, Osburg invites readers to join him as he journeys through the new, highly gendered entertainment sites for Chinese businessmen, including karaoke clubs, saunas, and massage parlors—places specifically designed to cater to the desires and enjoyment of elite men. Within these spaces, a masculinization of business is taking place. Osburg details the complex code of behavior that governs businessmen as they go about banqueting, drinking, gambling, bribing, exchanging gifts, and obtaining sexual services. These intricate social networks play a key role in generating business, performing social status, and reconfiguring gender roles. But many entrepreneurs feel trapped by their obligations and moral compromises in this evolving environment. Ultimately, Osburg examines their deep ambivalence about China's future and their own complicity in the major issues of post-Mao Chinese society—corruption, inequality, materialism, and loss of trust.

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