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The Resource Force and contention in contemporary China : memory and resistance in the long shadow of the catastrophic past, Ralph A. Thaxton, Jr, (electronic resource)

Force and contention in contemporary China : memory and resistance in the long shadow of the catastrophic past, Ralph A. Thaxton, Jr, (electronic resource)

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Force and contention in contemporary China : memory and resistance in the long shadow of the catastrophic past
Title
Force and contention in contemporary China
Title remainder
memory and resistance in the long shadow of the catastrophic past
Statement of responsibility
Ralph A. Thaxton, Jr
Title variation
Force & Contention in Contemporary China
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why is contemporary China such a politically contentious place? Relying on the memories of the survivors of the worst catastrophe of Maoist rule and documenting the rise of resistance and protest at the grassroots level, this book explains how the terror, hunger, and loss of the socialist past influences the way in which people in the deep countryside see and resist state power in the reform era up to the present-day repression of the People's Republic of China central government. Ralph A. Thaxton, Jr provides us with a worm's-eye view of an 'unknown China' - a China that cannot easily or fully be understood through made-in-the-academy theories and frameworks of why and how rural people have engaged in contentious politics. This book is a truly unique and disturbing look at how rural people relate to an authoritarian political system in a country that aspires to become a stable world power.--
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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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Zhongguo gong chan dang
  • Political corruption
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Collective memory
  • Communism
  • Legitimacy of governments
  • Dafo Cun (Henan Sheng, China)
  • China
  • China
Label
Force and contention in contemporary China : memory and resistance in the long shadow of the catastrophic past, Ralph A. Thaxton, Jr, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316338094
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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
The Violent Dawn of Reform -- Contemporary Tax Resistance and the Memory of the Great Leap's Plunder -- Birth Planning and Popular Resistance -- Rural Schools and the "Best Citizens of the State" : The Struggle for Knowledge and Empowerment in the Aftermath of the Great Leap -- Official Corruption and Popular Contention in the Reform Era -- The Rise of the Electricity Tigers : Monopoly, Corruption, and Memory -- The Defeat of the Democratic Experiment and Its Consequences -- Contentious Petitioners and the Revival of Mao Era Repression -- Migration and Contention in the Construction Sector -- The Rise of the Martial Artists and the Two Faces of Mafia -- Cnclusion : Big Questions, Small Answers from Da Fo
Control code
CR9781316338094
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 468 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
9781107117198
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)965759819
Label
Force and contention in contemporary China : memory and resistance in the long shadow of the catastrophic past, Ralph A. Thaxton, Jr, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316338094
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 Violent Dawn of Reform -- Contemporary Tax Resistance and the Memory of the Great Leap's Plunder -- Birth Planning and Popular Resistance -- Rural Schools and the "Best Citizens of the State" : The Struggle for Knowledge and Empowerment in the Aftermath of the Great Leap -- Official Corruption and Popular Contention in the Reform Era -- The Rise of the Electricity Tigers : Monopoly, Corruption, and Memory -- The Defeat of the Democratic Experiment and Its Consequences -- Contentious Petitioners and the Revival of Mao Era Repression -- Migration and Contention in the Construction Sector -- The Rise of the Martial Artists and the Two Faces of Mafia -- Cnclusion : Big Questions, Small Answers from Da Fo
Control code
CR9781316338094
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 468 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
9781107117198
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)965759819

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