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
* 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.
Introduction: Reform and Resistance in Contemporary China
1. Rights & Resistance: The Changing Contexts of the Dissident Movement
2. The Revolution of Resistance
3. Pathways of Labor Activism
4. Contesting Rural Spaces: Land Disputes, Customary Tenure and the State
5. Conflict, Resistance, and the Reform of the Hukou System
6. The Externalities of Development: Can New Political Institutions Manage Rural Conflict?
7. Gender, Family and Resistance
8. Domination, Resistance and Accommodation in China's One-Child Campaign
9. Village Governance, Taxation and Resistence
10. Environmental Protests in Rural
11. Alter/Native Mongolian Identity: From Nationality to Ethnic Group
12. The New Cybersects: Popular Religion, Repression and Resistance
13. Chinese Christianity: Indigenization and Conflict.
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)