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A Middle Class Without DemocracyEconomic Growth and the Prospects for Democratization in China$

Jie Chen

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199841639

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841639.001.0001

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(p.175) Appendix: List of In-Depth Interviews Conducted in Beijing, Chengdu, and Xi’an in 2008

(p.175) Appendix: List of In-Depth Interviews Conducted in Beijing, Chengdu, and Xi’an in 2008

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A Middle Class Without Democracy
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A set of in-depth interviews was conducted with 223 residents in the same cities as those where the probability-sample survey was conducted—Beijing, Chengdu, and Xi’an—in March and April 2008. The interviewees were purposefully selected to represent various segments of the urban population, including middle-class individuals employed in both the state sector and non-state sector. To explore more nuanced explanations of the results from the probability-sample survey, the research team asked the interviewees to deliberate on several key issues that were also tackled in the probability-sample survey. On average, each interview lasted about two hours. The serial number and date of each interview, as well as the age, residence, and occupation of each interviewee, are listed in the following table. (p.176) (p.177) (p.178) (p.179) (p.180) (p.181) (p.182)

No.

Date

Age

City

Occupation

1

3/1/2008

28

Beijing

Small Businessperson

2

4/28/2008

65

Beijing

Professor

3

3/31/2008

34

Chengdu

Journalist

4

4/28/2008

33

Chengdu

Assistant Professor

5

4/2/2008

32

Xi’an

Salesman

6

3/29/2008

31

Xi’an

Elementary School Teacher

7

4/8/2008

44

Beijing

Professor

8

4/29/2008

35

Xi’an

Chief Editor

9

3/8/2008

42

Beijing

Professor

10

3/2/2008

29

Beijing

Finance Manager

11

3/28/2008

45

Beijing

Executive Director in Non-governmental Organization

12

3/29/2008

50

Beijing

State-Owned-Enterprise Manager

13

4/1/2008

42

Beijing

Lawyer

14

4/7/2008

53

Beijing

Collective-Owned-Enterprise Manager

15

3/29/2008

40

Xi’an

Government Official

16

3/29/2008

45

Xi’an

Middle School Teacher

17

3/29/2008

37

Xi’an

Government Official

18

4/8/2008

53

Beijing

Professor

19

4/2/2008

40

Chengdu

Small Businessperson

20

4/4/2008

30

Chengdu

Senior Manager

21

4/4/2008

39

Chengdu

Assistant Professor

22

4/4/2008

39

Chengdu

Professor

23

4/2/2008

42

Chengdu

Small Businessperson

24

4/4/2008

35

Chengdu

Journalist

25

4/4/2008

47

Chengdu

Professor

26

4/2/2008

45

Chengdu

Small Share Speculator

27

4/1/2008

38

Chengdu

Associate Professor

28

4/29/2008

50

Chengdu

Engineer in State-Owned Enterprise

29

4/2/2008

28

Chengdu

Sales Manager

30

4/12/2008

24

Chengdu

Accountant in Foreign Company

31

4/8/2008

38

Beijing

Party Cadre in District Propaganda Department

32

4/11/2008

48

Xi’an

Government Official

33

4/10/2008

25

Xi’an

Assistant Manager

34

4/11/2008

46

Xi’an

Government Official

35

4/12/2008

48

Xi’an

Government Official

36

4/11/2008

24

Xi’an

Assistant to the Owner of a Private Corporation

37

4/12/2008

27

Xi’an

Small Shareholder

38

4/12/2008

43

Xi’an

Independent Scholar

39

4/12/2008

45

Xi’an

Doctor in Public Hospital

40

4/12/2008

54

Xi’an

Taxi Driver

41

4/12/2008

33

Xi’an

Manager in Joint Venture

42

4/13/2008

32

Xi’an

Lawyer

43

4/13/2008

36

Xi’an

Owner of Several Apartments

44

4/13/2008

35

Xi’an

Researcher in Public Organization

45

4/13/2008

35

Xi’an

Elementary School Teacher

46

4/13/2008

60

Xi’an

Singer

47

4/13/2008

58

Xi’an

Artist

48

4/21/2008

56

Xi’an

Self-Employed Worker

49

4/21/2008

33

Xi’an

Tour Guide

50

4/21/2008

45

Xi’an

University Staff

51

4/21/2008

42

Xi’an

University Staff

52

3/17/2008

34

Beijing

Street Office Staff

53

3/18/2008

37

Beijing

Professor

54

3/18/2008

41

Beijing

Accountant in Foreign Company

55

3/18/2008

24

Beijing

Lawyer in Foreign Company

56

3/18/2008

27

Beijing

Assistant Manager in Foreign Company

57

3/18/2008

32

Beijing

Independent Scholar

58

3/18/2008

31

Beijing

Freelance Writer

59

3/19/2008

39

Beijing

Magazine Editor

60

3/19/2008

45

Beijing

Architect Designer in Private Enterprise

61

3/19/2008

46

Beijing

Person Living on Bank Interests

62

3/19/2008

47

Beijing

Small Shareholder in Private Enterprise

63

3/19/2008

57

Beijing

Manager in State-Owned Enterprise

64

3/19/2008

56

Beijing

Beijing Municipal Official

65

3/19/2008

55

Beijing

Scientific Researcher in Public Organization

66

3/19/2008

52

Beijing

Professor

67

3/19/2008

34

Beijing

Independent Translator

68

3/19/2008

45

Beijing

Educational Broker

69

3/18/2008

45

Beijing

Real Estate Broker

70

3/17/2008

51

Beijing

District Office Staff

71

3/17/2008

27

Beijing

Website Designer

72

3/19/2008

28

Beijing

Website Editor

73

3/19/2008

29

Beijing

Media Broker

74

3/19/2008

30

Beijing

Freelance Writer

75

3/6/2008

43

Chengdu

Owner of a Teahouse

76

3/6/2008

45

Chengdu

Small Businessperson

77

3/6/2008

34

Chengdu

Small Shareholder in Stock Market

78

3/6/2008

37

Chengdu

Owner of Several Apartments

79

3/6/2008

38

Chengdu

Independent Scholar

80

3/6/2008

29

Chengdu

Freelance Writer

81

3/6/2008

25

Chengdu

Independent Translator

82

3/6/2008

27

Chengdu

Salesperson

83

3/8/2008

29

Chengdu

Assistant Manager in Joint Venture

84

3/8/2008

41

Chengdu

Municipal Government Official

85

3/8/2008

43

Chengdu

Municipal Government Official

86

3/9/2008

34

Chengdu

Photographer

87

3/9/2008

32

Chengdu

Program Developer in Technology Company

88

3/9/2008

47

Chengdu

District Office Staff

89

3/9/2008

56

Chengdu

Owner of a Small Restaurant

90

3/9/2008

54

Chengdu

Staff in Public Organization

91

3/9/2008

53

Chengdu

Doctor in Public Hospital

92

3/9/2008

58

Chengdu

Owner of Several Apartments

93

3/9/2008

60

Chengdu

Professor

94

3/25/2008

45

Xi’an

Municipal Government Official

95

3/25/2008

42

Xi’an

District Office Staff

96

3/25/2008

43

Xi’an

District Office Staff

97

3/25/2008

38

Xi’an

Manager in Foreign Company

98

3/25/2008

37

Xi’an

Manager in Foreign Company

99

3/26/2008

39

Xi’an

Journalist

100

3/26/2008

37

Xi’an

Independent Artist

101

3/26/2008

46

Xi’an

Singer

102

3/26/2008

47

Xi’an

Dancer

103

3/26/2008

52

Xi’an

Professional Sports Coach

104

3/26/2008

53

Xi’an

Freelance Writer

105

3/26/2008

53

Xi’an

Self-Employed Worker

106

3/26/2008

54

Xi’an

Small Shareholder in Private Enterprise

107

3/27/2008

29

Xi’an

Professional Soccer Player

108

3/27/2008

28

Xi’an

Professional Soccer Player

109

3/27/2008

32

Xi’an

Tour Guide

110

3/27/2008

34

Xi’an

Tour Guide

111

3/27/2008

35

Xi’an

Technologist in State-Owned Enterprise

112

3/27/2008

35

Xi’an

Data Analyst in State-Owned Enterprise

113

3/11/2008

24

Beijing

Professional Athlete

114

3/11/2008

25

Beijing

Professional Athlete

115

3/11/2008

25

Beijing

Professional Athlete

116

3/11/2008

26

Beijing

Professional Dancer

117

3/11/2008

27

Beijing

Singer

118

3/11/2008

45

Beijing

Independent Film Maker

119

3/12/2008

46

Beijing

Exhibition Designer

120

3/12/2008

46

Beijing

TV Program Editor

121

3/12/2008

60

Beijing

Professor

122

3/12/2008

58

Beijing

Artist

123

3/12/2008

57

Beijing

Freelance Writer

124

3/12/2008

56

Beijing

Bank Manager

125

3/13/2008

54

Beijing

Opera Performer

126

3/13/2008

30

Beijing

Financial Analyst

127

3/13/2008

32

Beijing

Independent Economist

128

3/13/2008

33

Beijing

Financial Broker

129

3/13/2008

34

Beijing

Self-Employed Worker

130

4/22/2008

41

Chengdu

Independent Columnist

131

4/22/2008

47

Chengdu

Owner of Tour Company

132

4/22/2008

48

Chengdu

Middle School Teacher

133

4/22/2008

48

Chengdu

Lawyer/Owner of a Small Law Firm

134

4/22/2008

51

Chengdu

Accountant in State-Owned Enterprise

135

4/23/2008

50

Chengdu

Car Broker

136

4/23/2008

30

Chengdu

Real Estate Broker

137

4/23/2008

36

Chengdu

Data Analyst in Foreign Company

138

4/23/2008

37

Chengdu

Consultant in Joint Venture

139

4/23/2008

35

Chengdu

Independent Investment Consultant

140

4/23/2008

41

Chengdu

Arts Broker

141

4/24/2008

29

Chengdu

Stock Market Speculator

142

4/24/2008

28

Chengdu

Manager in State-Owned Bank

143

4/24/2008

27

Chengdu

Singer

144

4/24/2008

41

Chengdu

Manager in State-Owned Enterprise

145

4/24/2008

42

Chengdu

Doctor in Public Hospital

146

3/7/2008

52

Xi’an

Street Office Staff

147

3/7/2008

51

Xi’an

Street Office Staff

148

3/7/2008

54

Xi’an

Municipal Government Official

149

3/7/2008

42

Xi’an

Financial Analyst in Private Firm

150

3/7/2008

34

Xi’an

Self-Employed Worker

151

3/15/2008

32

Xi’an

Owner of Upscale Restaurant

152

3/15/2008

37

Xi’an

Small Shareholder in High-Tech Company

153

3/15/2008

38

Xi’an

Law Consultant for Foreign Company

154

3/15/2008

35

Xi’an

Marketing Manager for Joint Venture

155

3/15/2008

45

Xi’an

Public Relations Manager in State-Owned Enterprise

156

4/19/2008

44

Xi’an

District Government Official

157

4/19/2008

45

Xi’an

Municipal Government Official

158

4/19/2008

43

Xi’an

Vice Director in Public Organization

159

4/19/2008

47

Xi’an

Researcher in High-Tech Company

160

4/29/2008

48

Xi’an

Small Businessperson

161

4/29/2008

49

Xi’an

Sales Director in Collective-Owned Enterprise

162

4/29/2008

50

Xi’an

Party Cadre in Municipal Propaganda Department

163

4/29/2008

52

Xi’an

Doctor in Private Hospital

164

4/29/2008

55

Xi’an

Professor in Private University

165

3/31/2008

25

Xi’an

Arts Performer

166

3/31/2008

24

Xi’an

Arts Collector

167

3/31/2008

29

Xi’an

Department Director in City of Xi’an

168

3/31/2008

28

Xi’an

Technologist in State-Owned Telecommunication Company

169

3/31/2008

30

Xi’an

Manager in Private Enterprise

170

3/30/2009

31

Xi’an

Independent Columnist

171

3/30/2009

32

Xi’an

Freelance Writer

172

3/30/2009

33

Xi’an

Sales Director in Private Enterprise

173

3/30/2009

38

Xi’an

Data Analyst in Public Organization

174

4/18/2008

34

Beijing

District Judge

175

4/18/2008

56

Beijing

Lawyer

176

4/18/2008

54

Beijing

Middle School Teacher

177

4/18/2008

44

Beijing

Doctor in Public Hospital

178

4/18/2008

43

Beijing

Pharmacist

179

4/7/2008

23

Beijing

Pianist

180

4/7/2008

34

Beijing

Film Actor

181

4/7/2008

53

Beijing

Arts Collector

182

4/7/2008

45

Beijing

Stock Market Speculator

183

4/6/2008

46

Beijing

Manager in Collective-Owned Enterprise

184

4/6/2008

57

Beijing

District Government Official

185

4/6/2008

58

Beijing

Municipal Party Cadre in Organization Department

186

4/6/2008

43

Beijing

Statistician in Private Enterprise

187

4/6/2008

47

Beijing

Staff in Public Organization

188

4/5/2008

48

Beijing

Researcher in Public Hospital

189

4/5/2008

49

Beijing

Data Analyst in Finance Company

190

4/5/2008

50

Beijing

Professor

191

4/5/2008

31

Beijing

Freelance Writer

192

4/5/2008

33

Beijing

Movie Star

193

3/23/2008

32

Chengdu

Independent Film Maker

194

3/23/2008

34

Chengdu

Tour Guide

195

3/23/2008

45

Chengdu

Manager in Private Enterprise

196

3/23/2008

46

Chengdu

Founder of a Law Firm

197

3/14/2008

60

Chengdu

Independent Scholar

198

3/14/2008

54

Chengdu

Lawyer in State-Owned Enterprise

199

3/14/2008

32

Chengdu

Vice Director in Non-governmental Organization

200

3/14/2008

45

Chengdu

Government Official

201

3/14/2008

28

Chengdu

Street Office Staff

202

4/17/2008

29

Chengdu

Journalist

203

4/17/2008

39

Chengdu

Editor in a Publishing Company

204

4/17/2008

38

Chengdu

Fashion Designer

205

4/17/2008

41

Chengdu

Photographer

206

4/17/2008

42

Chengdu

Consultant in Private Enterprise

207

4/27/2008

54

Chengdu

Researcher in Public Organization

208

4/27/2008

56

Chengdu

Manager in State-Owned Enterprise

209

4/27/2008

29

Chengdu

Dancer

210

4/27/2008

45

Chengdu

Party Cadre in District Organization Department

211

4/27/2008

46

Chengdu

Self-Employed Worker

212

4/27/2008

43

Chengdu

Small Businessperson

213

4/3/2008

42

Xi’an

Small Shareholder in Real Estate Company

214

4/8/2008

40

Xi’an

Public Relations Broker

215

3/5/3008

35

Xi’an

Technician in High-Tech Company

216

3/5/3008

34

Xi’an

Researcher in Foreign Company

217

3/5/3008

36

Xi’an

Cultural Performer in Private Cultural Company

218

3/5/3008

56

Xi’an

Stock Market Speculator

219

4/26/2008

57

Xi’an

Owner of a Tour Company

220

4/26/2008

30

Xi’an

Professional Athlete

221

4/26/2008

31

Xi’an

Independent Translator

222

3/16/2008

34

Xi’an

Editor at Publishing Company

223

3/16/2008

42

Xi’an

Vice Director in Public Research Center