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

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Peter Hays Gries, Stanley Rosen, Evan Pugh Professor of Philosophy Stanley Rosen
Psychology Press, 2004 - History - 263 pages
China has been undergoing enormous changes in the past decade. This book provides an excellent overview of the transformation of the Chinese state and society, giving a detailed and nuanced picture of the fascinating and complex country as it begins the 21st century. Subjects covered include: The prospects for democracy Relationship between state and society Popular culture Religion Nationalism Ethnic Minorities Young People Protest and resistance The Role of the Communist Party The future viability of the People's Republic Broad in sweep and rich in empirical detail, this is an excellent account of contemporary China. With contributions from leading experts in the field, it will appeal to students of East Asian and Chinese history, politics and society.
 

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Contents

popular protest and state legitimation in 21stcentury China Peter Hays Gries and Stanley Rosen
1
Vivienne Shue
24
the shift of the urban proletariat from master to mendicant Dorothy J Solinger
50
joblessness and political legitimacy in the Chinese rust belt Timothy B Weston
67
tax resistance evasion and avoidance strategies in postMao China Patricia Thornton
87
boundaryspanning contention in China Kevin J OBrien
105
the China Democracy Party and the China Labor Bulletin Teresa Wright
123
the CCPs strategies for survival Bruce J Dickson
141
the triumph of the urban rich? Stanley Rosen
159
Peter Hays Gries
180
repatriating Beijings looted Zodiac animal heads Richard Kraus
195
Hanminority relations legitimacy and the state Colin Mackerras
216
China in comparative perspective Harley Balzer
235
Index
257
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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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