Chinese Society: Change, Conflict and Resistance

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Elizabeth J. Perry, Mark Selden
RoutledgeCurzon, 2003 - History - 320 pages
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This introduction to Chinese society uses the themes of resistance and protest to explore the complexity of life in contemporary China. The book draws on perspectives from sociology, anthropology, psychology, history and political science and covers a broad range of issues including women, labour, ethnic conflict and suicide. This new revised edition adds three new chapters on Falun Gong, Christianity and land struggles thus providing a comprehensive resource for both undergraduates and specialists in the field and encouraging the reader to challenge conventional images of contemporary Chinese society.

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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.

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