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The teahouse under socialism : the decline and renewal of public life in Chengdu, 1950-2000

Author: Di Wang
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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To understand a city fully, writes Di Wang, we must observe its most basic units of social life. In The Teahouse under Socialism, Wang does just that, arguing that the teahouses of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, are some of the most ...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wang, Di, 1956-
Teahouse under socialism.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017040065
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Di Wang
ISBN: 9781501715549 1501715542 9781501715556 1501715550
OCLC Number: 1002302944
Awards: Joint winner of Award for Best Book in Non-North American Urban History 2019 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction : urban political transitions under socialism --
The demise of the Chengdu teahouse guild and the fall of small business --
State control and the rise of socialist entertainment --
The decline of public life under Mao's rule --
The resurgence of teahouses in the reform era --
Urban residents and migrant workers in public life --
The power of mahjong --
Conclusion : the state, the teahouse, and the public sphere.
Responsibility: Di Wang.
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