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Violence in China
Violence in China (April 1990)
Essays in Culture and Counterculture
Jonathan N. Lipman - Editor
Stevan Harrell - Editor

In this volume, Lipman and Harrell explore the prevalence and ubiquity of violence in China, a society whose official norms value harmony and condemn conflict. The book investigates violence in a wide variety of situations through the sweep of history and in contexts ranging from the family to the national polity.

The book explores motivations for violence from both a historical and a contemporary perspective. Historically, the authors co...(Read More)
Sanctioned Violence in Early China
Sanctioned Violence in Early China (August 1989)
Mark Edward Lewis - Author

This book provides new insight into the creation of the Chinese empire by examining the changing forms of permitted violence--warfare, hunting, sacrifice, punishments, and vengeance. It analyzes the interlinked evolution of these violent practices to reveal changes in the nature of political authority, in the basic units of social organization, and in the fundamental commitments of the ruling elite. The work offers a new interpretation of the ch...(Read More)
The Russian Hero in Modern Chinese Fiction
The Russian Hero in Modern Chinese Fiction (August 1988)
Mau-sang Ng - Author

The Russian influence took root in the Chinese intellectual tradition that evolved after the Literary Revolution of 1917. When the Chinese communists turned to Russia for their inspiration they also accepted the Russian version of the novel's form and function in society. However, they did not accept it uncritically. Chinese understanding of the arts goes back for thousands of years and thus Chinese intellectuals brought their own kinds of tradit...(Read More)
Drama in the People's Republic of China
Drama in the People's Republic of China (July 1987)
Constantine Tung - Editor
Colin Mackerras - Editor

This is the first book ever published in the West on drama in the People's Republic of China. The plays, playwrights, theories, and performances range from the play that inflamed the Cultural Revolution to a post-Mao satiric drama that upset party leaders; from Jiang Qing's drama theory for her model plays to the discovery of Bertolt Brecht; from the problems and dilemmas that confront theater reform in the post-Mao era to the performance of Ibsen's...(Read More)
The South China Silk District
The South China Silk District (November 1986)
Local Historical Transformation and World System Theory
Alvin Y. So - Author

The material in this book is framed and organized through the themes of world system's theory -- such as incorporation, commercialization of agriculture, industrialization, proletarianization, and the cyclical rhythm of the capitalist world-system.

"This is an important book on a subject of significance both to sociologists and sinologists. It is based on a rare combination of serious theoretical and empirical (including primary) research. ...(Read More)
Criminal Justice in Post-Mao China
Criminal Justice in Post-Mao China (June 1985)
Analysis and Documents
Shao-chuan Len - Editor
Hungdah Chiu - Editor

The post-Mao commitment to modernization, coupled with a general revulsion against the lawlessness of the Cultural Revolution, has led to a significant law reform movement in the People's Republic of China. China's current leadership seeks to restore order and morale, to attract domestic support and external assistance for its modernization program, and to provide a secure, orderly environment for economic development. It has taken a number of ste...(Read More)
Guerilla Economy
Guerilla Economy (June 1976)
The Development of the Shensi-Kansu-Ninghsia Border Region, 1937-1945
Peter Schran - Author

A study of economic development dealing with the headquarters of the Chinese communist movement during the Sino-Japanese and Pacific wars.
The Chinese Worker
The Chinese Worker (June 1974)
Charles Hoffmann - Author

Dr. Hoffmann evaluates the Chinese revolution by examining its effects on China's workers. He describes the country's ideological and economic setting sinceadvent of the present regime and analyzes the results of the changing structure of the work force in terms of changes in employment, unemployment, and productivity. He discusses labor allocation and the horizontal and vertical mobility of workers, the role of trade unions in the management of ...(Read More)
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