Drawing on nearly 30 years of field and documentary research in rural North China, this book explores the contested relationship between village and state since the 1960's. The authors bring the countryside to life through personal and poignant accounts of villagers across three generations of social upheaval.Watches, previously denounced by revolutionaries as feudal, proof that one did not engage in manual labor, became popular. All three teams bought 22-inch color Hitachi television sets. But taxes made the sets more expensive than a new anbsp;...
|Title||:||Revolution, Resistance, and Reform in Village China|
|Author||:||Edward Friedman, Paul G. Pickowicz, Mark Selden|
|Publisher||:||Yale University Press - 2007-09|