This research will add to the general understanding of the government-vendor relationship by revealing the complexity, uncertainty, and flexibility inherent in interactions between these two groups.
The fieldwork was funded by the Department of Anthropology at Texas A&M University and the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research. I sincerely thank the two institutions for their generous support. I am deeply indebted to Jingjing Xie of Sanya University, who worked as my research assistant in 2014 and helped me to conduct interviews. I would also like to express my profound gratitude to Dr. Norbert Dannhaeuser and Dr. Cynthia Werner for their valuable comments on earlier drafts. Some of the findings were presented at the 2015 annual conference of the American Anthropological Association in Washington, D.C. and the Thirteenth Graduate Seminar on China held at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2017. Many thanks to the audience members and colleagues who offered me useful suggestions after these presentations.
Zhong, S. and Di, H. (2017), "Struggles with Changing Politics: Street Vendor Livelihoods in Contemporary China", Anthropological Considerations of Production, Exchange, Vending and Tourism (Research in Economic Anthropology, Vol. 37), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 179-204. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0190-128120170000037009Download as .RIS
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