State and Society in 21st Century China: Crisis, Contention, and Legitimation

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Peter Hays Gries, Stanley Rosen, Evan Pugh Professor of Philosophy Stanley Rosen
Psychology Press, 2004 - History - 263 pages
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China has been undergoing enormous changes in the past decade. This book provides an excellent overview of the transformation of the Chinese state and society, giving a detailed and nuanced picture of the fascinating and complex country as it begins the 21st century. Subjects covered include: The prospects for democracy Relationship between state and society Popular culture Religion Nationalism Ethnic Minorities Young People Protest and resistance The Role of the Communist Party The future viability of the People's Republic Broad in sweep and rich in empirical detail, this is an excellent account of contemporary China. With contributions from leading experts in the field, it will appeal to students of East Asian and Chinese history, politics and society.

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Peter Hays Gries is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the university of Colorado, Boulder and Co-Director of the Sino-American Security Dialogue. He is author of China's New Nationalism: Pride, Politics and Diplomacy.

Stanley Rosen is Professor in the School of Political Science at the University of Southern California. He has published widely on China and his books include: Red Guard Factionalism and the Cultural Revolution in Guangzhou and Policy Conflicts in Post-Mao China: A Documentary Survey with Analysis.

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