Exploring the crucial link between state and society in the People's Republic of China (PRC), this book analyzes the interaction between the Chinese Communist Party and the country's major social groups. It explores how public opinion contributes to a mass political culture in China.
1. Introduction: Rise of the Mass in Chinese Politics 2. State and the Peasantry 3. Workers: Reaction and Ambivalence 4. Political Attitudes and Behavior of Students: Cycles of Protest 5. Ethnic Separatism 6. Conclusion: Public Opinion, Political Culture, and Prospects for Civil Society in China