Social Transformation in Modern China: The State and Local Elites in Henan, 1900-1937

Social Transformation in Modern China: The State and Local Elites in Henan, 1900-1937

by Xin Zhang
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521642892

ISBN-13: 9780521642897

Pub. Date: 09/28/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The sources and nature of China's transformation from a traditional to a modern society—accelerated in the early twentieth century by the downfall of the Qing dynasty, the advent of foreign technology and increasing commercialization—are critical issues for the study of modern China. In this book, Xin Zhang uses the case of local elites and the power

Overview

The sources and nature of China's transformation from a traditional to a modern society—accelerated in the early twentieth century by the downfall of the Qing dynasty, the advent of foreign technology and increasing commercialization—are critical issues for the study of modern China. In this book, Xin Zhang uses the case of local elites and the power structure of Henan province, in north-central China, to demonstrate how local politics first transformed local society, challenged the state, and eventually influenced change across China.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521642897
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Series:
Cambridge Modern China Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Part I. Introduction: 1. Theoretical context; 2. Socioeconomic setting of Henan; Part II. Local Elites and the Transition of Community Power: 3. Local society in transition; 4. Elite mobility in a changing world; Part III. Elite Activism and Social Transformation: 5. Society as the organization of networks; 6. Local identity, localism, and crisis of legitimacy; Part IV. Modern State Making and the Interaction Between State and Society: 7. State making during the Republican period; 8. State and society in mutual engagement; Conclusion; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.

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