Popular China / Edition 1

Popular China / Edition 1

by Perry Link
     
 

Using ingenious research methods, the contributors to this book explore the search for meaning among ordinary people in China today. The subjects of these vivid essays span the social spectrum from hip young entrepreneurs to sweatshop workers and homeless beggars. The issues are equally diverse, ranging from domestic violence to homosexuality to political

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Using ingenious research methods, the contributors to this book explore the search for meaning among ordinary people in China today. The subjects of these vivid essays span the social spectrum from hip young entrepreneurs to sweatshop workers and homeless beggars. The issues are equally diverse, ranging from domestic violence to homosexuality to political corruption. Throughout, the book shows how economic and social changes caused by globalization, in combination with the continuing Party dictatorship, have presented ordinary Chinese with a new array of moral and cultural challenges that have changed the face of China.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742510791
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.07(w) x 9.07(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: "I Believe You Can Fly": Basketball Culture in Postsocialist China
Chapter 2: Corruption in Popular Culture
Chapter 3: Village Voices, Urban Activists: Women, Violence, and Gender Inequality in Rural China
Chapter 4: Shunkouliu: Popular Satirical Sayings and Popular Thought
Chapter 5: The Rich, the Laid-off, and the Criminal in Tabloid Tales: Read All About Them!
Chapter 6: The New Chinese Woman and Lifestyle Magazines in the Late 1990s
Chapter 7: The Culture of Survival: Lives of Migrant Workers through the Prism of Private Letters
Chapter 8: The Chinese Enterprising Self: Young, Educated Urbanites and the Search for Work
Chapter 9: Beggars in the Socialist Market Economy
Chapter 10: When a House Becomes His Home
Chapter 11: In Love and Gay
Chapter 12: Urban Experiences and Social Belonging among Chinese Rural Migrants

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