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The Resource City versus countryside in Mao's China : negotiating the divide, Jeremy Brown, (electronic resource)

City versus countryside in Mao's China : negotiating the divide, Jeremy Brown, (electronic resource)

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City versus countryside in Mao's China : negotiating the divide
Title
City versus countryside in Mao's China
Title remainder
negotiating the divide
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Brown
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The gap between those living in the city and those in the countryside remains one of China's most intractable problems. As this powerful work of grassroots history argues, the origins of China's rural-urban divide can be traced back to the Mao Zedong era. While Mao pledged to remove the gap between the city worker and the peasant, his revolutionary policies misfired and ended up provoking still greater discrepancies between town and country, usually to the disadvantage of villagers. Through archival sources, personal diaries, untapped government dossiers and interviews with people from cities and villages in northern China, the book recounts their personal experiences, showing how they retaliated against the daily restrictions imposed on them while traversing between the city and the countryside. Vivid and harrowing accounts of forced and illicit migration, the staggering inequity of the Great Leap Famine and political exile during the Cultural Revolution reveal how Chinese people fought back against policies that pitted city dwellers against villagers.--
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1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Jeremy
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rural-urban relations
  • China
  • Tianjin (China)
Label
City versus countryside in Mao's China : negotiating the divide, Jeremy Brown, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139162197
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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
Introduction -- 1. The city leads the village: governing Tianjin in the early 1950s -- 2. Eating, moving, and working -- 3. Tianjin's great leap: urban survival, rural starvation -- 4. The great downsizing of 1961-1963 -- 5. The four cleanups and urban youth in Tianjin's hinterland -- 6. Purifying the city: the deportation of political outcasts during the Cultural Revolution -- 7. Neither urban nor rural: in-between spaces in the 1960s and 1970s -- 8. Staging Xiaojinzhuang: the urban occupation of a model village, 1974-1978 -- Epilogue
Control code
CR9781139162197
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 254 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
9781139162197
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)795124316
Label
City versus countryside in Mao's China : negotiating the divide, Jeremy Brown, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139162197
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
Introduction -- 1. The city leads the village: governing Tianjin in the early 1950s -- 2. Eating, moving, and working -- 3. Tianjin's great leap: urban survival, rural starvation -- 4. The great downsizing of 1961-1963 -- 5. The four cleanups and urban youth in Tianjin's hinterland -- 6. Purifying the city: the deportation of political outcasts during the Cultural Revolution -- 7. Neither urban nor rural: in-between spaces in the 1960s and 1970s -- 8. Staging Xiaojinzhuang: the urban occupation of a model village, 1974-1978 -- Epilogue
Control code
CR9781139162197
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 254 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
9781139162197
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)795124316

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