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Challenging the Mandate of Heaven: Social Protest and State Power in China : Social Protest and State Power in China - Elizabeth J. Perry

Challenging the Mandate of Heaven: Social Protest and State Power in China

Social Protest and State Power in China

Hardcover Published: 14th November 2001
ISBN: 9780765604446
Number Of Pages: 352

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Social science theories of contentious politics have been based almost exclusively on evidence drawn from the European and American experience, and classic texts in the field make no mention of either the Chinese Communist revolution or the Cultural Revolution -- surely two of the most momentous social movements of the twentieth century. Moreover, China's record of popular upheaval stretches back well beyond this century, indeed all the way back to the third century B.C. This book, by bringing together studies of protest that span the imperial, Republican, and Communist eras, introduces Chinese patterns and provides a forum to consider ways in which contentious politics in China might serve to reinforce, refine or reshape theories derived from Western cases.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pedators and Protectors: Strategies of Peasant Survival
Protective Rebellion: Tax Protest in Late Qing China
Heterodox Rebellion? The Mystery of Yellow Cliff
Predatory Rebellion: Bai Lang and Social Banditry
Skilled Workers and the Chinese Revolution: Strikes Among Shanghai Silk Weavers, 1927-1937
Labor Divided: Sources of State Formation in Modern China
Contradictions under Socialism: Shanghai's Strike Wave of 1957
Working at Cross-Purposes: Shanghai Labor in the Cultural Revolution
Rural Violence in Socialist China
Casting a Chinese "Democracy" Movement: Legacies of Social Fragmentation
Index
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ISBN: 9780765604446
ISBN-10: 0765604442
Series: Asia and the Pacific
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 14th November 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.66