Promise of the Revolution: Stories of Fulfillment and Struggle in China's Hinterland / Edition 1by Joseph Fewsmith, Daniel B. Wright
Pub. Date: 05/15/2003
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
This engaging book sketches compelling portraits of contemporary life in Guizhou, one of China's poorest provinces, more than fifty years after the Communist revolution promised to change the lives of the country's rural and urban dwellers. Through an exploration of local history, economic disparity, migrant labor, village life, civil society, education, poverty,… See more details below
This engaging book sketches compelling portraits of contemporary life in Guizhou, one of China's poorest provinces, more than fifty years after the Communist revolution promised to change the lives of the country's rural and urban dwellers. Through an exploration of local history, economic disparity, migrant labor, village life, civil society, education, poverty, local governance, enterprise reform, the rebirth of religion, and the new-found wealth of a privileged few, this perceptive study allows readers a unique glimpse into the lives and perspectives of China's hidden majority.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 0 Foreword 1 Foreword Part 2 Part I. Prints of the Past: Local History Chapter 3 The Paradox of Perspective: Colorful Guizhou Chapter 4 A Walk into the Past: Hiking the Long March Part 5 Part II. Portraits of the Present: Interior China and the Coast Chapter 6 One in Fifty Million: On the Rails With China's Migrant Labor Chapter 7 "Hey Coolie!": Local Migrant Labor Chapter 9 Shared Prosperity? Chapter 10 Reason to Hope: The China Youth Development Foundation Chapter 11 Part III. Portraits of the Present: Rural Life in China's Interior Chapter 12 A Day in the Life of Shui Jianhua: Report from Splendid Village Chapter 13 Home-Cured Tobacco: A Tale of Three Generations in Big Nest Village Chapter 14 "They Call Me Brother": Report from Big Nest Village Chapter 15 Team Water Buffalo: Report from Big Nest Village Chapter 16 Leading on Poverty's Front Line: The Spirit of Daguan Village Chapter 17 Still a Song to Sing? Modernization versus Traditional National Minority Culture Chapter 18 Part IV. Portraits of the Present: Urban Issues in China's Interior Chapter 19 Coping with Reform in Guizhou's Industrial Rustbelt Chapter 20 Sprouts in a Hard Place: Principal Bi and the "P"- Word Chapter 21 "Field of Dreams": Tourism in Guizhou Province Chapter 22 Golfing in Guiyang: Playing with Guizhou's Affluent Part 23 Part V: Promises, Promises: China's Inadequate Revolution Chapter 24 Matters of the Heart … The Rebirth of Religion Chapter 25 The Revolution at Fifty Years
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