State and Society in 21st Century China: Crisis, Contention and Legitimation

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Peter Hays Gries, Stanley Rosen
Taylor & Francis, May 13, 2004 - History - 280 pages
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Written by a team of leading China scholars, this book explores the dynamics of state power and legitimation in twenty-first century China, and the implications of changing state-society relations for the future viability of the People's Republic. Key subjects covered include:

  • the legitimacy of the Communist Party
  • state-society relations
  • ethnic and religious resistance
  • rural and urban contention
  • nationalism
  • popular and youth culture
  • prospects for democracy.

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About the author (2004)

Peter Hays Gries is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the university of Colorado, Boulder and Co-Director of the Sino-American Security Dialogue. He is author of China's New Nationalism: Pride, Politics and Diplomacy.

Stanley Rosen is Professor in the School of Political Science at the University of Southern California. He has published widely on China and his books include: Red Guard Factionalism and the Cultural Revolution in Guangzhou and Policy Conflicts in Post-Mao China: A Documentary Survey with Analysis.

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