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The promise of the revolution : stories of fulfillment and struggle in China's hinterland

Author: Daniel B Wright
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2003.
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This engaging book sketches compelling portraits of contemporary life in Guizhou, one of China's poorest provinces, more than fifty years after the Communist revolution promised to change the lives of the country's rural and urban dwellers. Through an exploration of local history, economic disparity, migrant labor, village life, civil society, education, poverty, local governance, enterprise reform, the rebirth of  Read more...
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Wright, Daniel B., 1962-
Promise of the revolution.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2003
(DLC) 2002154388
(OCoLC)51059119
Named Person: Daniel B Wright; Daniel B Wright
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel B Wright
ISBN: 9781461613831 1461613833
OCLC Number: 830324540
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 199 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Foreword / David M. Lampton --
pt. I. Prints of the Past: Local History --
1. Paradox of Perspective: Colorful Guizhou --
2. Walk into the Past: Hiking the Long March --
pt. II. Portraits of the Present: Interior China and the Coast --
3. One in Fifty Million: On the Rails with China's Migrant Labor --
4. "Hey Coolie!": Local Migrant Labor --
5. Shared Prosperity? --
6. Reason to Hope: The China Youth Development Foundation --
pt. III. Portraits of the Present: Rural Life in China's Interior --
7. Day in the Life of Shui Jianhua: Report from Splendid Village --
8. Home-Cured Tobacco: A Tale of Three Generations in Big Nest Village --
9. They Call Me "Brother": Report from Big Nest Village --
10. Team Water Buffalo: Report from Big Nest Village --
11. Leading on Poverty's Front Line: The Spirit of Daguan Village --
12. Still a Song to Sing? Modernization versus Traditional National Minority Culture --
pt. IV. Portraits of the Present: Urban Issues in China's Interior --
13. Coping with Reform in Guizhou's Industrial Rustbelt --
14. Sprouts in a Hard Place: Principal Bi and the "P"-Word --
15. "Field of Dreams": Tourism in Guizhou Province --
16. Golfing in Guiyang: Playing with Guizhou's Affluent --
pt. V. Promises, Promises: China's Inadequate Revolution --
17. Matters of the Heart ... The Rebirth of Religion --
18. Revolution at Fifty Years.
Other Titles: Stories of fulfillment and struggle in china's hinterland
Responsibility: Daniel B. Wright.
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The common Western image of China is confined to the cities of the country's wealthy east coast. But what does the country look like to the Chinese from the vast hinterland? This text reflects on the  Read more...

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