chapter  8
5 Pages


Among a diverse range of san nong problems, rural finance and the related issues have already been an essential topic in China. Based on the fieldwork in three natural villages characterized by dissimilar economic and social backgrounds, Yao, Wulitang and Xiaobu, in Jiangxi province – one of eight designated provinces in the first batch of pilot programs in the round of RCCs reforms initiated in 2003 – this book studies one of the most important themes in the field of rural finance – the credit needs and the borrowing behaviour of rural households in contemporary China.