To Donate Is Glorious: The CCP, Chinese Civil Society, and the Wenchuan Earthquake

DeMarshall II, James Joseph (2017) To Donate Is Glorious: The CCP, Chinese Civil Society, and the Wenchuan Earthquake. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Gang Guo from Political Science, University of Mississippi.


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Through the examination of charitable contributions in the wake of the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, this paper strives to comment on donation tendencies among individuals in Mainland China. The data analysis portion of this paper employs the use of both binary logistic and linear regression models to determine the effects of carefully discerned influential variables on an individual’s donation decision and extent of donation respectively. Said variables were chosen by a combination of their frequency in preexisting research and speculative causal theory. In addition to the importance of obvious demographic and economic indicators, findings suggest that political status has a pronounced effect on the extent of an individual’s donation amount. Consequently, this finding also readily supports prior literature detailing the role of government in the most recent and rapid development of Chinese civil society.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: DeMarshall II, James Joseph
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. in International Studies & Chinese
Thesis Advisor: Gang Guo
Thesis Advisor's Department: Political Science
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Depositing User: Mr. James DeMarshall
Date Deposited: 12 May 2017 18:44
Last Modified: 12 May 2017 18:44

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