Challenging the Mandate of Heaven: Social Protest and State Power in China

Challenging the Mandate of Heaven: Social Protest and State Power in China

by Elizabeth J. Perry
     
 

ISBN-10: 0765604442

ISBN-13: 9780765604446

Pub. Date: 01/31/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In ten essays reprinted and in some cases revised from previous publication, Perry (government and east Asian studies, Harvard U.) explores the importance of popular protest in the politics of modern China. She sites examples ranging from sectarian rebellion in the 19th century to the student protests of 1989. She concludes that the central government, like its…  See more details below

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In ten essays reprinted and in some cases revised from previous publication, Perry (government and east Asian studies, Harvard U.) explores the importance of popular protest in the politics of modern China. She sites examples ranging from sectarian rebellion in the 19th century to the student protests of 1989. She concludes that the central government, like its predecessors in imperial and Republican China, has exercised a certain degree of tolerance and even sympathy toward economically driven protests and those of strictly local concerns as of no particular threat to the prevailing order.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765604446
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/31/2002
Series:
Asia and the Pacific Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Predators and Protectors: Strategies of Peasant Survival3
2Protective Rebellion: Tax Protest in Late Qing China47
3Heterodox Rebellion? The Mystery of Yellow Cliff76
4Predatory Rebellion: Bai Lang and Social Banditry108
5Skilled Workers and the Chinese Revolution: Strikes Among Shanghai Silk Weavers, 1927-1937134
6Labor Divided: Sources of State Formation in Modern China176
7Contradictions under Socialism: Shanghai's Strike Wave of 1957206
8Working at Cross-Purposes: Shanghai Labor in the Cultural Revolution238
9Rural Violence in Socialist China275
10Casting a Chinese "Democracy" Movement: Legacies of Social Fragmentation309
Index333

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