Revolution, Resistance, and Reform in Village China

Revolution, Resistance, and Reform in Village China

by Edward Friedman, Paul G. Pickowicz, Mark Selden
     
 

ISBN-10: 030012595X

ISBN-13: 9780300125955

Pub. Date: 10/16/2007

Publisher: Yale University Press

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

Overview

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 intra-rural 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  Plumbing previously untapped sources, including interviews, archival materials, village records and unpublished memoirs, diaries and letters, the authors capture the struggles, pains and achievements of villagers across three generations of social upheaval. 

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:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments....................ix
1 Prelude....................1
2 Back from the Brink....................6
3 Memory and Myth....................28
4 Socialist Education....................46
5 A Whi....................59
6 Riding High....................71
7 The Stench....................84
8 Whatever Chairman Mao Says....................112
9 War Communism....................132
10 Sprouts of Reform....................151
11 Stalemate....................174
12 Tremors....................198
13 Earthquakes....................222
14 Reform....................240
15 Reform and Its Discontents....................262
Appendix of Tables....................287
List of Abbreviations....................301
Notes....................303
Index....................323

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