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'This book, written by an interdisciplinary and international team of China scholars, uses the themes of resistance and protest to explore the complexity of life in contemporary China. Topics covered include: labour and environmental disputes rural and ethnic conflict migration legal challenges intellectual and religious dissidence opposition to family planning suicide This new edition brings the text fully up to date, adding three new chapters on Falun Gong, Christianity and land struggles. Chinese Society provides a comprehensive resource for both undergraduates and specialists in the field and encourages the reader to challenge conventional images of contemporary Chinese society.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Reform and resistance in contemporary China Elizabeth J Perry and Mark Selden 1. Rights & Resistance: the changing contexts of the dissident movement Minxin Pei 2. The revolution of resistance Geremie R. Barme 3. Pathways of Labor Insurgency Ching Kwan Lee 4. Contesting Rural Spaces: Land Disputes, Customary Tenure and the State Peter Ho 5. The externalities of development: can new political institutions manage rural conflict? David Zweig 6. Migration, hukou & resistance in reform China Hein Mallee 7. Gender, employment and women's resistance Wang Zheng 8. Domination, resistance and accommodation in China's one-child campaign Tyrene White 9. Environmental protests in rural China Jing Jun 10. Alter/Native Mongolian Identity: From Nationality to Ethnic Group Uradyn E. Bulag 11. The New Cybersects: Resistance and Repression in the Reform era Patricia M. Thornyon 12. Chinese Christianity: Indigenization and Conflict Richard Madsen 13. Suicide as resistance in Chinese society Sing Lei and Arthur Kleinman

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 Professor of Sociology at Binghamton University and Professor Associate, Cornell University. His books include China in Revolution: The Yenan Wat Revisited, Chinese Village, Socialist State, The Political Economy of Chinese Development and The Resurgence of East Asia: 500, 150 and 50 Year Perspectives.
Release date NZ
July 31st, 2003
Edited by Elizabeth J. Perry Edited by Mark Selden
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
2nd Revised edition
20 b&w photographs
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