The Workers of Tianjin, 1900-1949

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Stanford University Press, Aug 1, 1993 - History - 313 pages
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This is the story of the workers of Tianjin (Tientsin) and how, in the first half of the 20th century, they helped shape Tianjin's identity as the major industrial centre of North China. This text should be of interest to students of the period covered, and also to those students of Communist China who wish to understand the antecedents of China's current urban society and trace the roots of powerful continuities. The book offers a wealth of detail on material life, forms of entertainment, local festivals and individual rites of passage and makes use of studies of the local economy carried out by contemporaries and in the People's Republic. The Workers of Tianjin is a contribution to both Chinese labour history and urban history.
  

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Contents

China and the Making
1
The Shaping of Tianjin
9
Inconstant Industrialists
25
Varieties of Work and Working Life
42
The Transport Workers
115
The Shaping of WorkingClass Protest
210
Notes
245
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Gail Hershatter is Professor of History at the University ofGail Hershatter is Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is the author of many books, in California, Santa Cruz. She is the author of many books, including "Dangerous Pleasures: Prostitution and Modernity in cluding "Dangerous Pleasures: Prostitution and Modernity in Twentieth-Century Shanghai" and "Women in China s Long TwentTwentieth-Century Shanghai" and "Women in China s Long Twentieth Century", both from UC Press. ieth Century", both from UC Press.

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