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Development on loan : microcredit and marginalisation in rural China / Nicholas Loubere.

Author/Creator:
Loubere, Nicholas author.
Publication:
Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
283 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series:
Transforming Asia
Transforming Asia
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Subjects:
Microfinance -- China.
Rural development -- China -- Finance.
Summary:
"Key to China's plans to promote rural development is the de-marginalisation of the countryside through the incorporation of rural areas into the urban-based market-oriented financial system. For this reason, Chinese development planners have turned to microcredit--i.e. the provision of small-scale loans to 'financially excluded' rural households--as a means of increasing 'financial consciousness' and facilitating rural de-marginalisation. Drawing on years of in-depth fieldwork in rural China, this book examines the formulation, implementation and outcomes of government-run microcredit programmes in China---illuminating the diverse roles that microcredit plays in local processes of socioeconomic development and the livelihoods of local actors. It details how microcredit facilitates de-marginalisation for some, while simultaneously exacerbating the marginalisation of others; and exposes the ways in which microcredit and other top-down development strategies reflect and reinforce the contradictions and paradoxes implicit in rural China's contemporary development landscape."-- Provided by publishers.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:
9789463722513
9463722513
9789048544271
9048544270
OCLC:
1108142062