State and Society in 21st-century China : Crisis, Contention, and Legitimation

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  • Copyright: 2004-05-13
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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Written by a team of leading China scholars, this book explores the dynamics of state power and legitimation in twenty-first century China, and the implications of changing state-society relations for the future viability of the People's Republic.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Popular Protest and State Legitimation in Twenty-First Century China
Legitimacy Crisis in China?
The New Crowd of the Disposessed: The Shift of the Urban Proletariat from Master to Mendicant
Society's Masters' Struggle to Survive: State Workers, Joblessness and Contention in Post-Deng China
Comrades and Collectives in Arms: Tax Resistance, Evasion and Avoidance Strategies in Post-Mao China
Neither Contained nor Transgressive: Boundary-Spanning Contention in China
The China Democracy Party, Intellectuals and the Politics of Protest
Who Does the Party Represent? From 'Three Revolutionary Classes' to 'Three Represents'
The State of Youth/Youth and the State in Early Twenty-First Century China
Popular Nationalism and State Legitimation
Seeking Legitimacy Through Art: China's Plunge into the International Cultural Economy
What Is China? Who Is Chinese? Han-Minority Relations, Legitimacy and the State
State and Society in Transitions From Communism: China in Comparative Perspective
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