Overview

Unrest in China, from the dramatic events of 1989 to more recent stirrings, offers a rare opportunity to consider how popular contention unfolds in places where speech and assembly are tightly controlled. The contributors to this volume argue that ideas inspired by social movements elsewhere can help explain popular protest in China.
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Popular Protest in China

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Overview

Unrest in China, from the dramatic events of 1989 to more recent stirrings, offers a rare opportunity to consider how popular contention unfolds in places where speech and assembly are tightly controlled. The contributors to this volume argue that ideas inspired by social movements elsewhere can help explain popular protest in China.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674041585
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 6/30/2009
  • Series: Harvard Contemporary China Series , #15
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 500 KB

Meet the Author

Elizabeth J. Perry is Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government at Harvard University and Director of the Harvard-Yenching Institute.

Patricia M. Thornton is University Lecturer in the Politics of China at Oxford University.

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Table of Contents


Contents
Acknowledgments
Prologue: The New Contentious Politics in China: Poor and Blank or Rich and Complex?
Sidney Tarrow
Introduction Studying Contention in Contemporary China
Kevin J. O'Brien and Rachel E. Stern
1. Student Movements in China and Taiwan
Teresa Wright
2. Collective Petitioning and Institutional Conversion
Xi Chen
3. Mass Frames and Worker Protest
William Hurst
4. Worker Leaders and Framing Factory-Based Resistance
Feng Chen
5. Recruitment to Protestant House Churches
Carsten T. Vala and Kevin J. O'Brien
6. Contention in Cyberspace
Guobin Yang
7. State-Society Relations and Environmental Campaigns
Yanfei Sun and Dingxin Zhao
8. Disruptive Collective Action in the Reform Era
Yongshun Cai
9. Manufacturing Dissent in Transnational China
Patricia M. Thornton
10. Permanent Rebellion? Continuities and Discontinuities in Chinese Protest
Elizabeth J. Perry
Notes
Contributors
Index
Acknowledgments
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