Non-Fiction Books:

Chinese Society

Change, Conflict and Resistance

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Description

This bestselling introduction to Chinese society uses the themes of resistance and protest to explore the complexity of life in contemporary China. An interdisciplinary and international team of China scholars draw on perspectives from sociology, anthropology, psychology, history and political science and covers a broad range of issues. Topics covered include: * labour and environmental disputes * rural and ethnic conflict * migration * legal challenges * intellectual and religious dissidence * opposition to family planning The newly revised third edition adds two new chapters on gender and the family, and the reform of the Hukou system thus providing a comprehensive text for both undergraduates and specialists in the field, encouraging the reader to challenge conventional images of contemporary Chinese society.

Author Biography

Elizabeth J. Perry is Henry Rosovsky professor of Government at Harvard University. Her previous books include Rebels and Revolutionaries in North China, Shanghai on Strike: The Politics of Chinese Labour, Proletarian Power: Shanghai in the Cultural Revolution, and Challenging the Mandate of Heaven: Social Protest and State Power in China. Mark Selden is Senior Research Associate, Cornell University and a Coordinator of The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus. His books include China in Revolution: The Yenan Wat Revisited, Chinese Village, Socialist State (with Edward Friedman and Paul Pickowicz), The Political Economy of Chinese Development and The Resurgence of East Asia: 500, 150 and 50 Year Perspectives (with Giovanni Arrighi and Takeshi Hamashita).
Release date Australia
March 10th, 2010
Contributors
Edited by Elizabeth J. Perry Edited by Mark Selden
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
3rd New edition
Illustrations
4 Line drawings, black and white; 12 Tables, black and white; 4 Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
344
Dimensions
156x234x20
ISBN-13
9780415560740
Product ID
3830446

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