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City versus countryside in Mao's China : negotiating the divide

Author: Jeremy Brown
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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"A powerful work of grassroots history showing how China's rural-urban divide can be traced back to the policies of Mao Zedong, which pitted city dwellers against villagers"--
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Brown, Jeremy, 1976-
City versus countryside in Mao's China.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011045915
(OCoLC)761537928
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Brown
ISBN: 9781139424257 1139424254 9781139422215 1139422219 9781139423182 1139423185 9781139162197 1139162195 9786613660114 6613660116
OCLC Number: 795124316
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 254 pages) : maps
Contents: Introduction --
1. The city leads the village: governing Tianjin in the early 1950s --
2. Eating, moving, and working --
3. Tianjin's great leap: urban survival, rural starvation --
4. The great downsizing of 1961-1963 --
5. The four cleanups and urban youth in Tianjin's hinterland --
6. Purifying the city: the deportation of political outcasts during the Cultural Revolution --
7. Neither urban nor rural: in-between spaces in the 1960s and 1970s --
8. Staging Xiaojinzhuang: the urban occupation of a model village, 1974-1978 --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Jeremy Brown.

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