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: Xin Zhang
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Series: Cambridge modern China series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Xin Zhang
ISBN: 0521027551 9780521027557
OCLC Number: 475248837
Description: 320 s.
Contents: List of illustrations; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Part I. Introduction: 1. Theoretical context; 2. Socioeconomic setting of Henan; Part II. Local Elites and the Transition of Community Power: 3. Local society in transition; 4. Elite mobility in a changing world; Part III. Elite Activism and Social Transformation: 5. Society as the organization of networks; 6. Local identity, localism, and crisis of legitimacy; Part 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; Conclusion; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge modern China series.

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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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