Force and contention in contemporary China : memory and resistance in the long shadow of the catastrophic past

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Full title: Force and contention in contemporary China : memory and resistance in the long shadow of the catastrophic past / Ralph A. Thaxton, Jr.
Alternative titles: Force & Contention in Contemporary China
Main author: Thaxton, Ralph, 1944- (Author)
Corporate Authors: Cambridge Books Online
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Table of Contents:
  • The Violent Dawn of Reform
  • Contemporary Tax Resistance and the Memory of the Great Leap's Plunder
  • Birth Planning and Popular Resistance
  • Rural Schools and the "Best Citizens of the State" : The Struggle for Knowledge and Empowerment in the Aftermath of the Great Leap
  • Official Corruption and Popular Contention in the Reform Era
  • The Rise of the Electricity Tigers : Monopoly, Corruption, and Memory
  • The Defeat of the Democratic Experiment and Its Consequences
  • Contentious Petitioners and the Revival of Mao Era Repression
  • Migration and Contention in the Construction Sector
  • The Rise of the Martial Artists and the Two Faces of Mafia
  • Cnclusion : Big Questions, Small Answers from Da Fo.