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Market Reforms and the Emergent Constellation of Civil Society in China

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/9780198289562.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter aims to provide an overall context for the detailed case studies of intermediate social organizations. It begins with a brief inquiry into the existence and character of ‘civil society’ ... More


Saving Comrade Stalin’s Soul (1949–1958)

Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye

in China and the True Jesus: Charisma and Organization in a Chinese Christian Church

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190923464
eISBN:
9780190923495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923464.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, World Religions

During the 1950s, the universal ideology of Chinese Christian churches such as the True Jesus Church clashed with the universal ideology of the Maoist party–state. Christian communities’ relative ... More


Reinventing Modern China: Imagination and Authenticity in Chinese Historical Writing

Huaiyin Li

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836085
eISBN:
9780824871338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836085.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book offers the first systematic analysis of writings on modern Chinese history by historians in China from the early twentieth century to the present. It traces the construction of major ... More


Rural Government and Farmer Protest in Comparative Perspective

Juan Wang

in The Sinews of State Power: The Rise and Demise of The Cohesive Local State in Rural China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190605735
eISBN:
9780190609511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190605735.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter introduces the central puzzle of continuous rural unrest despite national reforms by reviewing major waves of farmer protest since the Maoist era and demonstrating their differences in ... More


Reinventing Chinese Tradition: The Cultural Politics of Late Socialism

Ka-ming Wu

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039881
eISBN:
9780252097997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039881.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The final destination of the Long March and center of the Chinese Communist Party's red bases, Yan'an acquired mythical status during the Maoist era. Though the city's significance as an emblem of ... More


Shanghai Homes: Palimpsests of Private Life

Jie Li

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167178
eISBN:
9780231538176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167178.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the dazzling global metropolis of Shanghai, what has it meant to call this city home? In this account—part microhistory, part memoir—the text salvages intimate recollections by successive ... More


Urbanization in China

J. Vernon Henderson

in The Oxford Companion to the Economics of China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199678204
eISBN:
9780191788635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678204.003.0035
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses China’s urbanization process, which played a crucial role in its economic growth. Key features and challenges of China’s urbanization process include the restraints imposed on ... More


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