In this book, Sukhee Lee posits an alternative understanding of the relationship between the state and social elites in the middle period of Chinese imperial history.
Edited and expanded from the original papers of Fairbank Center for Chinese studies conference to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the PRC, the wide-ranging essays in this bilingual volume remain true to the conference’s aim: to promote open discussion of the past, present, and future of the People’s Republic of China.
The authors of these essays demonstrate that China’s political system allows for more diverse and flexible input than would be predicted from its formal structures; thus, even in a post-revolutionary PRC, the invisible hand of Chairman Mao—tamed, tweaked, and transformed—plays an important role in China’s adaptive governance.
This book, a condensed translation of the prize-winning Jacqueries et révolution dans la Chine du XXe siècle, focuses on “spontaneous” rural unrest, uninfluenced by revolutionary intellectuals. Yet it raises issues inspired by the perennial concerns of revolutionary leaders, such as peasant “class consciousness” and China’s modernization.
This study maps the complex processes of state-making, moral regulation, and social control during three critical reform periods: the Yongzheng reign (1723–1735), the Guomindang’s Nanjing decade (1927–1937), and the Communist Party’s Socialist Education Campaign (1962–1966).
This volume offers the first multinational, multi-archival review of the history of Chinese–American conflict and cooperation in the 1970s.