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Popular protest in China

Author: Kevin J O'Brien
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008
Series: Harvard contemporary China series, 15
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Do our ideas about social movements travel successfully beyond the democratic West? This book offers an opportunity to explore this question and to consider how popular contention unfolds in places  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin J O'Brien
ISBN: 9780674030602 0674030605 9780674030619 0674030613
OCLC Number: 476060198
Notes: Prologue : the new contentious politics in China : poor and blank or rich and complex? / Sidney Tarrow. Introduction : studying contention in contemporary China / Kevin J. O'Brien and Rachel E. Stern. Student movements in China and Taiwan / Teresa Wright. Collective petitioning and institutional conversion / Xi Chen. Mass frames and worker protest / William Hurst. Worker leaders and framing factory-based resistance / Feng Chen. Recruitment to Protestant house churches / Carsten T. Vala and Kevin J. O'Brien. Contention in cyberspace / Guobin Yang. State-society relations and environmental campaigns / Yanfei Sun and Dingxin Zhao. Disruptive collective action in the reform era / Yongshun Cai. Manufacturing dissent in transnational China / Patricia M. Thornton. Permanent rebellion? continuities and discontinuities in Chinese protest / Elizabeth J. Perry
Description: x, 277 s.
Contents: Prologue : the new contentious politics in China : poor and blank or rich and complex? / Sidney Tarrow --
Introduction : studying contention in contemporary China / Kevin J. O'Brien and Rachel E. Stern --
Student movements in China and Taiwan / Teresa Wright --
Collective petitioning and institutional conversion / Xi Chen --
Mass frames and worker protest / William Hurst --
Worker leaders and framing factory-based resistance / Feng Chen --
Recruitment to Protestant house churches / Carsten T. Vala and Kevin J. O'Brien --
Contention in cyberspace / Guobin Yang --
Environmental campaigns / Yanfei Sun and Dingxin Zhao --
Disruptive collective action in the reform era / Yongshun Cai --
Manufacturing dissent in transnational China / Patricia M. Thornton --
Permanent rebellion? continuities and discontinuities in Chinese protest / Elizabeth J. Perry.
Series Title: Harvard contemporary China series, 15
Responsibility: edited by Kevin J. O'Brien

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A valuable addition to the studies of social movements and Chinese politics, Popular Protest in China provides a lively account of various forms of social resistance in a non-democratic environment. Read more...

 
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