Revolution, Resistance, and Reform in Village China

Revolution, Resistance, and Reform in Village China

by Edward Friedman, Paul G. Pickowicz, Mark Selden
     
 

"Drawing on more than a quarter century of field and documentary research in rural North China, this book explores the contested relationship between village and state from the 1960s to the start of the twenty-first century. The authors provide a vivid portrait of how resilient villagers struggle to survive and prosper in the face of state power in two epochs of… See more details below

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"Drawing on more than a quarter century of field and documentary research in rural North China, this book explores the contested relationship between village and state from the 1960s to the start of the twenty-first century. The authors provide a vivid portrait of how resilient villagers struggle to survive and prosper in the face of state power in two epochs of revolution and reform. Highlighting the importance of intrarural resistance and rural-urban conflicts to Chinese politics and society in the Great Leap and Cultural Revolution, the authors go on to depict the dynamic changes that have transformed village China in the post-Mao era." This book continues the dramatic story in the authors' prizewinning Chinese Village, Socialist State. Plumbing previously untapped sources, including interviews, archival materials, village records, and unpublished memoirs, diaries, and letters, the authors capture the struggles, pains, and achievements of villagers across three generations of social upheaval.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300125955
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
10/16/2007
Series:
Yale Agrarian Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1Prelude1
2Back from the brink6
3Memory and myth28
4Socialist education46
5A whiff59
6Riding high71
7The stench84
8Whatever Chairman Mao says112
9War communism132
10Sprouts of reform151
11Stalemate174
12Tremors198
13Earthquakes222
14Reform240
15Reform and its discontents262

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