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.
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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.
Reviews of the second editon:
'This first rate collection will be indispensable reading for Scholars of Chinese society. Each of the book's uniformly excellent well-written and substantive chapters open by providing enough historical background onits specific topic to make it comprehensible enough to advanced undergraduates as well as the general informed reader.' - The China Journal
'I would recommend to all serious students who wish to begin studying this country.' - China Perspectives
'Should be read by all serious scholars of contemporary China.' - Asian Affairs
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 Resistance13. Chinese Christianity: Indigenization and Conflict