Social transformation in modern China : the state and local elites in Henan, 1900-1937 (Book, 2000) [WorldCat.org]
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Social transformation in modern China : the state and local elites in Henan, 1900-1937

Author: 張, 信, (1956- ) ; Xin Zhang
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Series: Cambridge modern China series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author uses the case of local elites and the power structure of Henan province in north-central China to demonstrate how local politics first transformed local society, challenged the state and eventually influenced change across China. Rather than focusing separately on elite mobility, social mobilization or state-making, observation of changes in all three categories as interrelated aspects of a single,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: 張, 信, (1956- ) ; Xin Zhang
ISBN: 0521642892 9780521642897
OCLC Number: 42597803
Description: xvi, 320 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Introduction. 1. Theoretical Context. 2. Socioeconomic Setting of Henan --
pt. II. Local Elites and the Transition of Community Power. 3. Local Society in Transition. 4. Elite Mobility in a Changing World --
pt. III. Elite Activism and Social Transformation. 5. Society as the Organization of Networks. 6. Local Identity, Localism, and Crisis of Legitimacy --
pt. IV. Modern State Making and the Interaction between State and Society. 7. State Making during the Republican Period. 8. State and Society in Mutual Engagement.
Series Title: Cambridge modern China series.
Responsibility: Xin Zhang.
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In this book, Xin Zhang uses the case of local elites and the power structure of Henan province in north-central China to demonstrate how local politics first transformed local society, challenged  Read more...

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"Professor Zhang's work is in the vanguard of work on twentieth-century China. Although the book focuses on Henan province, its themes have nation-wide implications; his study indeed raises important Read more...

 
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