Chinese Society by Elizabeth J. Perry
Change, Conflict and Resistance (Asia's Transformations)

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This bestselling introduction to Chinese society uses the themes of resistance and protest to explore the complexity of life in contemporary China. The fully revised third edition adds three new chapters on gender and the family, the reform of the Hukou system and village governance.

A comprehensive resource for undergraduates and specialists, this book draws on perspectives from sociology, anthropology, psychology, history and political science and covers a broad range of issues to challenge conventional images of contemporary Chinese society.


About Elizabeth J. Perry

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Elizabeth J. Perry is Henry Rosovsky professor of Government at Harvard University. Her previous books include Rebels and Revolutionaries in North China, Shanghai on Strike: The Politics of Chinese Labour, Proletarian Power: Shanghai in the Cultural Revolution, and Challenging the Mandate of Heaven: Social Protest and State Power in China. Mark Selden is Senior Research Associate, Cornell University and a Coordinator of The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus. His books include China in Revolution: The Yenan Wat Revisited, Chinese Village, Socialist State (with Edward Friedman and Paul Pickowicz), The Political Economy of Chinese Development and The Resurgence of East Asia: 500, 150 and 50 Year Perspectives (with Giovanni Arrighiand Takeshi Hamashita).
Published April 5, 2010 by Routledge. 343 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction

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