Chen Village

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-04-01
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr

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The first two editions of Chen Village presented an enthralling account of a Chinese village in the throes of Maoist revolution followed by dramatic changes in village life and local politics during the Deng Xiaoping period. Now, more than a decade and a half later, the authors have returned to Chen Village, and in three new chapters they explore astonishing developments. The once-backwater village is today a center of China's export industry, where more than 50,000 workers labor in modern factories, ruled by the village government. This new edition of Chen Village illuminates, in microcosm, the recent history of rural China up to the present time.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Prologuep. 1
Chen Village and Its Leadersp. 13
The Big Four Cleanupsp. 41
Studying Chairman Maop. 74
The Cultural Revolutionp. 103
The Cleansing of the Class Ranksp. 141
A Leftward Lurch and a Solid Footingp. 169
The Great Betrothal Disputep. 186
Plunging into a New Decadep. 213
The Troubled Seventiesp. 236
The New Erap. 267
The Midas Touchp. 288
Entrepreneurs and Gamblersp. 309
Globalization and Transformationp. 330
Lifestyles of a Middle-Class Communityp. 354
Outsidersp. 376
Epilogue: An Unbroken Thread: The Sent-Down Youths and Chen Villagep. 394
Other Writings on Chen Villagep. 397
Indexp. 399
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