Popular Protest in China

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Harvard University Press, 30.06.2009 - 277 Seiten
Unrest in China, from the dramatic events of 1989 to more recent stirrings, offers a rare opportunity to consider how popular contention unfolds in places where speech and assembly are tightly controlled. The contributors to this volume argue that ideas inspired by social movements elsewhere can help explain popular protest in China.
 

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The New Contentious Politics in China Poor and Blank or Rich and Complex?
1
Studying Contention in Contemporary China
11
1 Student Movements in China and Taiwan
26
2 Collective Petitioning and Institutional Conversion
54
3 Mass Frames and Worker Protest
71
4 Worker Leaders and Framing FactoryBased Resistance
88
5 Recruitment to Protestant House Churches
108
6 Contention in Cyberspace
126
7 Environmental Campaigns
144
8 Disruptive Collective Action in the Reform Era
163
9 Manufacturing Dissent in Transnational China
179
10 Permanent Rebellion? Continuities and Discontinuities in Chinese Protest
205
Notes
217
Contributors
275
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Kevin J. O'Brien is Alann P. Bedford Professor of Asian Studies and Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley.

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