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Embattled glory : veterans, military families, and the politics of patriotism in China, 1949-2007

Author: Neil Jeffrey Diamant
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowan & Littlefield Publishers, 2010.
Series: State and society in East Asia.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Jeffrey Diamant
ISBN: 9780742557673 0742557677
OCLC Number: 630685594
Description: xiii, 463 pages : map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
To the city or bust : veterans and the quest for urban citizenship --
The complications of veteran identities --
The job front --
Stuck in the state's cement and falling through its cracks : veterans in policy and bureaucracy --
Vulnerable heroes : veterans' health, family, and sexuality in Chinese politics --
Between glory and welfare : military families, the state, and community --
Salt in the wounds : veterans in the reform era, 1978-2007 --
Conclusion : Walter Reed, Iraq, and China.
Series Title: State and society in East Asia.
Responsibility: Neil J. Diamant.

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