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Overview

This collection will be indispensable reading for Scholars of Chinese Society. Each of the book's chapters open by providing enough historical background on its specific topic to make it comprehensible enough to advanced undergraduates as well as the general informed reader.
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Reviews of the second editon:

'This first rate collection will be indispensable reading for Scholars of Chinese society. Each of the book's uniformly excellent well-written and substantive chapters open by providing enough historical background onits specific topic to make it comprehensible enough to advanced undergraduates as well as the general informed reader.' - The China Journal

'I would recommend to all serious students who wish to begin studying this country.' - China Perspectives

'Should be read by all serious scholars of contemporary China.' - Asian Affairs

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415223348
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Series: Asia's Transformations Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth J. Perry is Henry Rosovsky professor of Government at Harvard University. Her previous books include Rebels and Revolutionaries in North China, Shanghai on Strike: The Politics of Chinese Labour, Proletarian Power: Shanghai in the Cultural Revolution, and Challenging the Mandate of Heaven: Social Protest and State Power in China.

Mark Selden is Senior Research Associate, Cornell University and a Coordinator of The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus. His books include China in Revolution: The Yenan Wat Revisited, Chinese Village, Socialist State (with Edward Friedman and Paul Pickowicz), The Political Economy of Chinese Development and The Resurgence of East Asia: 500, 150 and 50 Year Perspectives (with Giovanni Arrighi
and Takeshi Hamashita).

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Reform and resistance in contemporary China
1 Rights & Resistance: the changing contexts of the dissident movement
2 The revolution of resistance
3 Pathways of Labor Insurgency
4 Contesting Rural Spaces: Land Disputes, Customary Tenure and the State
5 The externalities of development: can new political institutions manage rural conflict?
6 Migration, hukou & resistance in reform China
7 Gender, employment and women's resistance
8 Domination, resistance and accommodation in China's one-child campaign
9 Environmental protests in rural China
10 Alter/Native Mongolian Identity: From Nationality to Ethnic Group
11 The New Cybersects: Resistance and Repression in the Reform era
12 Chinese Christianity: Indigenization and Conflict
13 Suicide as resistance in Chinese society
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2002

    Excellent Bit of Scholarship

    As with all projects Perry is involved with, this book is excellent. Sound methodology, strong arguments that adds considerably to scholarship on contemporary China. Perry is in my opinion the world's foremost scholar on China.

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