Popular Protest And Political Culture In Modern China: Second Edition by Jeffrey N WasserstromPopular Protest And Political Culture In Modern China: Second Edition by Jeffrey N Wasserstrom

Popular Protest And Political Culture In Modern China: Second Edition

byJeffrey N WasserstromEditorElizabeth Perry, EDITOR *

Paperback | November 14, 1994

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This innovative and widely praised volume uses the dramatic occupation of Tiananmen Square as the foundation for rethinking the cultural dimensions of Chinese politics. Now in a revised and expanded second edition, the book includes enhanced coverage of key issues, such as the political dimensions of popular culture (addressed in a new chapter on Chinese rock-and-roll by Andrew Jones) and the struggle for control of public discourse in the post-1989 era (discussed in a new chapter by Tony Saich). Two especially valuable additions to the second edition are art historian Tsao Tsing-yuan's eyewitness account of the making of the Goddess of Democracy, and an exposition of Chinese understandings of the term “revolution” contributed by Liu Xiaobo, one of China's most controversial dissident intellectuals. The volume also includes an analysis (by noted social theorist and historical sociologist Craig C. Calhoun) of the similarities and differences between the “new” social movements of recent decades and the “old” social movements of earlier eras.TEXT CONCLUSION: To facilitate classroom use, the volume has been reorganized into groups of interrelated essays. The editors introduce each section and offer a list of suggested readings that complement the material in that section.
Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom was trained in Chinese and comparative history at Harvard University and Berkeley and is currently associate professor of history at Indiana University. He has published widely on topics ranging from urban theory to patterns of Chinese student protest to the gendered aspects of revolutionary struggles. His most r...
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Title:Popular Protest And Political Culture In Modern China: Second EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:350 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.82 inPublished:November 14, 1994Publisher:Avalon Publishing

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ISBN - 10:0813320437

ISBN - 13:9780813320434

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