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By E. Perry

ISBN-10: 0203302605

ISBN-13: 9780203302606

ISBN-10: 020335432X

ISBN-13: 9780203354322

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This creation to chinese language society makes use of the topics of resistance and protest to discover the complexity of lifestyles in modern China. The ebook attracts on views from sociology, anthropology, psychology, historical past and political technological know-how and covers a large diversity of concerns together with girls, labour, ethnic clash and suicide. This new revised version provides 3 new chapters on Falun Gong, Christianity and land struggles thus providing a accomplished source for either undergraduates and experts within the box and inspiring the reader to problem traditional photographs of up to date chinese language society.

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Diverse new social movements have responded to the imperatives of the day with new claims on the state and on private capital, some of which pose direct challenges to Communist Party rule. Like earlier regimes, China’s reform leaders oscillate between the extremes of political repression and a willingness to tolerate local protest and social movements that do not directly challenge their own claims to power. But as they grope their way across the river of reform, the stones underfoot appear ever more slippery.

A party that rides to power on the waves of mass mobilization, while claiming to represent the will of the people, may rule in the interests of a limited few. Nor is revolutionary victory any guarantee that a nation locked in the grip of poverty will improve its position within the hierarchical order of inequality of the world economy, still less that it will shake that international order to its roots. Nevertheless, diverse alliances are the sine qua non of politically consequential social movements.

Its followers used a powerful transmitter to jam the television signals broadcast by the government-owned Sinosat-1 for a full week and inserted their own video images of meditating Falun Gong followers for the millions of viewers in China to watch. 32 The international context One of the favourable contextual factors contributing to the increasing level of dissident resistance has been China’s growing economic and political integration into the international community Obviously, the post-Mao ruling elite pursued an ‘open-door’ policy primarily to gain Western investment, markets and technology; its expansion of political ties with international organizations and major Western governments also served to increase the status and respectability of the regime.

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