State and Society in 21st Century China: Crisis, Contention, and Legitimation
Peter Hays Gries, Stanley Rosen, Evan Pugh Professor of Philosophy Stanley Rosen
Psychology Press, 2004 - History - 263 pages
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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