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Urban Life in Contemporary China - William L. Parish

Urban Life in Contemporary China

Paperback Published: 1st January 1984
ISBN: 9780226895499
Number Of Pages: 420

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Through interviews with city residents, Martin King Whyte and William L. Parish provide a unique survey of urban life in the last decade of Mao Zedong's rule. They conclude that changes in society produced under communism were truly revolutionary and that, in the decade under scrutiny, the Chinese avoided ostensibly universal evils of urbanism with considerable success. At the same time, however, they find that this successful effort spawned new and equally serious urban problems--bureaucratic rigidity, low production, and more.

Acknowledgments
Authors' Notes
Introduction One - Urban Political Economy
Chinese Urban Structure
The Quest for Equality and Security
Social Services and Supplies Two - Family Behavior
Mate Choice and Marriage
The Organization of Urban Families
The Position of Women Three - Quality of Life
Crime and Social Control
Political Control
Religion and Social Values
Personal Relations
Conclusions
Methodological Notes
Neighborhood and Work Unit Characteristics
Index
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ISBN: 9780226895499
ISBN-10: 0226895491
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 420
Published: 1st January 1984
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.8 x 15.4  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Type: New edition

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