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The Resource Catastrophe and contention in rural China : Mao's Great Leap forward famine and the origins of righteous resistance in Da Fo Village, Ralph A. Thaxton, Jr, (electronic resource)

Catastrophe and contention in rural China : Mao's Great Leap forward famine and the origins of righteous resistance in Da Fo Village, Ralph A. Thaxton, Jr, (electronic resource)

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Catastrophe and contention in rural China : Mao's Great Leap forward famine and the origins of righteous resistance in Da Fo Village
Title
Catastrophe and contention in rural China
Title remainder
Mao's Great Leap forward famine and the origins of righteous resistance in Da Fo Village
Statement of responsibility
Ralph A. Thaxton, Jr
Title variation
Catastrophe & Contention in Rural China
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book documents how China's rural people remember the great famine of Maoist rule, which proved to be the worst famine in modern world history. Ralph A. Thaxton, Jr., sheds new light on how China's socialist rulers drove rural dwellers to hunger and starvation, on how powerless villagers formed resistance to the corruption and coercion of collectivization, and on how their hidden and contentious acts, both individual and concerted, allowed them to survive and escape the predatory grip of leaders and networks in the thrall of Mao's authoritarian plan for a full-throttle realization of communism – a plan that engendered an unprecedented disaster for rural families. Based on his study of a rural village's memories of the famine, Thaxton argues that these memories persisted long after the events of the famine and shaped rural resistance to the socialist state, both before and after the post-Mao era of reform.--
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1944-
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Thaxton, Ralph
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge studies in contentious politics
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Famines
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Peasant uprisings
  • Communism
  • Dafo Cun (Henan Sheng, China)
Label
Catastrophe and contention in rural China : Mao's Great Leap forward famine and the origins of righteous resistance in Da Fo Village, Ralph A. Thaxton, Jr, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511756085
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Publication
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Republican Era and the emergence of communist leadership during the anti-Japanese war of resistance -- The ascent of the vigilante militia : the violent antecedents of Mao's war communism -- The onset of collectivization and popular dissatisfaction with Mao's "yellow bomb" road -- The mandate abandoned : the disaster of the Great Leap Forward -- Strategies of survival and their elimination in the Great Leap Forward -- The escape from famine and death -- Indignation and frustrated retaliation : the politics of disengagement -- The market comes first : the economics of disengagement and the origins of reform -- Persistent memories and long-delayed retaliation in the reform era
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CR9780511756085
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 383 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521897495
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)663422672
Label
Catastrophe and contention in rural China : Mao's Great Leap forward famine and the origins of righteous resistance in Da Fo Village, Ralph A. Thaxton, Jr, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511756085
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Republican Era and the emergence of communist leadership during the anti-Japanese war of resistance -- The ascent of the vigilante militia : the violent antecedents of Mao's war communism -- The onset of collectivization and popular dissatisfaction with Mao's "yellow bomb" road -- The mandate abandoned : the disaster of the Great Leap Forward -- Strategies of survival and their elimination in the Great Leap Forward -- The escape from famine and death -- Indignation and frustrated retaliation : the politics of disengagement -- The market comes first : the economics of disengagement and the origins of reform -- Persistent memories and long-delayed retaliation in the reform era
Control code
CR9780511756085
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 383 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521897495
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)663422672

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