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State and Society in 21st Century China : Crisis, Contention and Legitimation - Peter Hays Gries

State and Society in 21st Century China

Crisis, Contention and Legitimation

By: Peter Hays Gries (Editor), Stanley Rosen (Editor)

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Published: 13th May 2004
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Written by a team of leading China scholars, this book explores the dynamics of state power and legitimation in 21st-century China, and the implications of changing state-society relations for the future viability of the People's Republic. 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.
Broad in sweep and rich in empirical detail, this timely volume will appeal to students and scholars of contemporary China, as well as those interested in the dynamics of political and social change.

'State and Society in 21st-Century China is an anthology of excellent articles.' - International Affairs

introduction: Popular Protest and State Legitimation in Twenty-First Century China
Legitimacy Crisis in China?
The New Crowd of the Disposessed: The shift of the urban proletariat from master to mendicant
Society's Masters' Struggle to Survive: State workers, joblessness and contention in post-Deng China
Comrades and Collectives in Arms: Tax resistance, evasion and avoidance strategies in post-Mao China
Neither Contained nor Transgressive: Boundary-spanning contention in
The China Democracy Party, Intellectuals and the Politics of Protest
Who Does the Party Represent? From 'Three Revolutionary Classes' to 'Three Represents'
The State of Youth/Youth and the State in Early Twenty-First Century China
Popular Nationalism and State Legitimation
Seeking Legitimacy through Art: China's plunge into the international cultural economy
What is China? Who is Chinese? Han-Minority Relations, Legitimacy and the State
State and Society in Transitions from Communism: China in comparative perspective
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ISBN: 9780415332057
ISBN-10: 0415332052
Series: Asia's Transformations (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 13th May 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1