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The Search for Civil Society

Gordon White, Jude Howell, and Shang Xiaoyuan

in In Search of Civil Society: Market Reform and Social Change in Contemporary China

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289562
eISBN:
9780191684739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289562.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter begins by examining the definition of ‘civil society’. It then employs the sociological notion of civil society, focusing on the changes in the organizational structure of Chinese ... More


Chinese Femininities/Chinese Masculinities: A Reader

Susan Brownell and Jeffrey Wasserstrom (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211032
eISBN:
9780520935303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211032.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The past two centuries have witnessed tremendous upheavals in every aspect of Chinese culture and society. At the level of everyday life, some of the most remarkable transformations have occurred in ... More


Re-forming China

Zhou Xuelin

in Young Rebels in Contemporary Chinese Cinema

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098497
eISBN:
9789882207707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098497.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the representation of the city-countryside antithesis in the development of Chinese society in general, and Chinese cinema in particular, in pre- and post-1949 years. It also ... More


Prologue

STEPHEN R. MacKINNON

in Wuhan, 1938: War, Refugees, and the Making of Modern China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254459
eISBN:
9780520934603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254459.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The story of Wuhan in 1938 has two dimensions—the military and the social—that are of crucial importance to the history of modern China. Due to a lack of a comprehensive military history of the ... More


Chinese Capital Punishment in Comparative Perspective

David T. Johnson and Michelle Miao

in The Death Penalty In China: Policy, Practice, and Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170079
eISBN:
9780231540810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170079.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Based on a comparative perspective, this chapter contrasts China’s practice of the death penalty with capital punishment in the Chinese past, with the practice of other Chinese societies (i.e., Hong ... More


Anglo-Saxonizing Machines

Michael Williams

in Returning Home with Glory: Chinese Villagers around the Pacific, 1849 to 1949

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888390533
eISBN:
9789888455102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390533.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter argues that an assumption of the “refractory” nature of the huaqiao in the white-settler nations of the Pacific continues to be a strong element in the literature based on nation-state ... More


Imperial Marriage in the Native Chinese and Non-Han State, Han to Ming

Jennifer Holmgren

in Marriage and Inequality in Chinese Society

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520069305
eISBN:
9780520910454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520069305.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at the structure underlying attitudes to imperial marriage and the political role of the emperor's wife in the native Chinese and non-Han state. The first section begins by ... More


“Be Mao’s Good Soldiers”: Creating the New Man in China

Yinghong Cheng

in Creating the New Man: From Enlightenment Ideals to Socialist Realities

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830748
eISBN:
9780824870164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830748.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter details China's communist experiment with human nature. The idea of a new man, a morally perfect person, served as a model for Chinese society and became embedded in the Chinese culture. ... More


Tears from Iron: Cultural Responses to Famine in Nineteenth-Century China

Kathryn Edgerton-Tarpley

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253025
eISBN:
9780520934221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253025.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This multi-layered history of a horrific famine that took place in late-nineteenth-century China focuses on cultural responses to trauma. The massive drought/famine that killed at least ten million ... More


Gods, Ghosts, and Gangsters: Ritual Violence, Martial Arts, and Masculinity on the Margins of Chinese Society

Avron Boretz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833770
eISBN:
9780824870539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833770.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Demon warrior puppets, sword-wielding Taoist priests, spirit mediums lacerating their bodies with spikes and blades—these are among the most dramatic images in Chinese religion. Usually linked to the ... More


A Chinese Perspective on Guidance and Counseling for Diverse Learners

Betty C. Eng

in Learning Diversity in the Chinese Classroom: Contexts and Practice for Students with Special Needs

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789622098725
eISBN:
9789882207134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098725.003.0013
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

This chapter presents a Chinese perspective on guidance and counselling that attends to the emotional, personal and social needs of learners with diverse learning needs through a whole-person and ... More


Afterword: Marriage and Gender Inequality

Rubie S. Watson

in Marriage and Inequality in Chinese Society

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520069305
eISBN:
9780520910454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520069305.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter is concerned specifically with the relation between marriage and gender inequality. While most of the contributors to this book have either touched on, or directly considered, this ... More


Introduction

Joseph P. McDermott

in A Social History of the Chinese Book: Books and Literati Culture in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097810
eISBN:
9789882206557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097810.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book addresses a variety of social and economic issues too seldom associated with the history of the Chinese book. Firstly, how was a book most commonly printed and why did this method of ... More


The Social Course of Epilepsy: Chronic Illness as Social Experience in Interior China

Arthur Kleinman

in Writing at the Margin: Discourse Between Anthropology and Medicine

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209657
eISBN:
9780520919471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209657.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter discusses epilepsy and chronic illness as social experience in interior China, first addressing the fact that epilepsy is a relatively new focus for research in international health. It ... More


Introduction: Locating Beijing University in History

Timothy B. Weston

in The Power of Position: Beijing University, Intellectuals, and Chinese Political Culture, 1898-1929

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520237674
eISBN:
9780520929906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237674.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Beijing University occupies a particularly distinguished place in modern Chinese history. This study is constructed around four major contentions. The first of these is that Beijing University's ... More


Norms Without Borders? Human Rights in China

Gudrun Wacker

in China Across the Divide: The Domestic and Global in Politics and Society

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199919864
eISBN:
9780199345601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919864.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Human rights has been one of the focal issues in China’s foreign relations for the past two decades. Since the Tian’anmen crackdown in 1989, China finds itself closely monitored and faces serious ... More


Marriage and Inequality in Chinese Society

Rubie Watson and Patricia Buckley Ebrey (eds)

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520069305
eISBN:
9780520910454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520069305.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Until now our understanding of marriage in China has been based primarily on observations made during the twentieth century. The research of ten scholars that is presented here provides a new vision ... More


Modern China's Network Revolution: Chambers of Commerce and Sociopolitical Change in the Early Twentieth Century

Zhongping Chen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774093
eISBN:
9780804777872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774093.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chambers of commerce developed in China as a key part of its sociopolitical changes. In 1902, the first Chinese chamber of commerce appeared in Shanghai. By the time the Qing dynasty ended, over ... More


From Iron Rice Bowl to Informalization: Markets, Workers, and the State in a Changing China

Sarosh Kuruvilla, Ching Kwan Lee, and Mary E. Gallagher (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450242
eISBN:
9780801462931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450242.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

In the thirty years since the opening of China's economy, China's economic growth has been nothing short of phenomenal. At the same time, however, its employment relations system has undergone a ... More


Popular Protest in Shanghai, 1919–1927:: Social Networks, Collective Identities, and Political Parties

Elizabeth J. Perry

in At the Crossroads of Empires: Middlemen, Social Networks, and State-Building in Republican Shanghai

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756198
eISBN:
9780804768436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756198.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter argues that social networks were the building blocks of collective action in Shanghai. It investigates the changing role of social networks and collective identities during China's most ... More


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