9780415560740

Chinese Society: Change, Conflict and Resistance

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415560740

  • ISBN10:

    0415560748

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 4/14/2010
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

This bestselling introduction to Chinese society uses the themes of resistance and protest to explore the complexity of life in contemporary China. An interdisciplinary and international team of China scholars draw on perspectives from sociology, anthropology, psychology, history and political science and covers a broad range of issues.Topics covered include: labour and environmental disputes rural and ethnic conflict migration legal challenges intellectual and religious dissidence opposition to family planning.The newly revised, third edition adds two new chapters on gender and the family, and the reform of the Hukou system thus providing a comprehensive text for both undergraduates and specialists in the field, encouraging the reader to challenge conventional images of contemporary Chinese society.

Author Biography

Elizabeth J. Perry is Henry Rosovsky professor of Government at Harvard University. Her most recent books include Grassroots Political Reform in Contemporary China; and Citizenship and the Modern Chinese State. She is currently writing a book entitled Anyuan: Ming China's Revolutionary Tradition. Mark Selden is Senior Research Associate, Cornell University, and a Coordinator of The Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus. His books include China in Revolution: The Yenan Way Revisited; Chinese Village, Socialist State, {with Edward Friedman and Paul Pickowicz) The Political Economy of Chinese Development and The Resurgence of East Asia: 500, 150and 50 Year Perspectives (with Giovanni Arrighi and Takeshi Hamashita).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. xiii
List of Contributorsp. XV
Introduction: reform, conflict and resistance in contemporary Chinap. 1
Rights and resistance: the changing contexts of the dissident movementp. 31
Pathways of labor activismp. 57
Conflict, resistance and the transformation of the hukon systemp. 80
Contesting rural spaces: land disputes, customary tenure and the statep. 101
To the courts or to the barricades? Can new political institutions manage rural conflict?p. 123
Women, marriage and the state in contemporary Chinap. 148
Domination, resistance and accommodation in China's one-child campaignp. 171
Environmental protests in rural Chinap. 197
The new cybersects: popular religion, repression and resistancep. 215
Chinese Christianity: indigenization and conflictp. 239
Alter/native Mongolian identity: from nationality to ethnic groupp. 261
The revolution of resistancep. 288
Indexp. 318
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