Rural Politics in Contemporary China

1st Edition

Emily T. Yeh, Kevin J. O'Brien, Jingzhong Ye

Routledge
Published June 11, 2015
Reference - 320 Pages
ISBN 9781138792302 - CAT# Y168873
Series: Critical Agrarian Studies

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Summary

This collection provides an overview of China’s rural politics, bringing scholarship on agrarian politics from various social science disciplines together in one place. The twelve contributions, spanning history, anthropology, sociology, environmental studies, political science, and geography, address enduring questions in peasant studies, including the relationship between states and peasants, taxation, social movements, rural-urban linkages, land rights and struggles, gender relations, and environmental politics. Taking rural politics as the power-inflected processes and struggles that shape access and control over resources in the countryside, as well as the values, ideologies and discourses that shape those processes, the volume brings research on China into conversation with the traditions and concerns of peasant studies scholarship. It provides both an introduction to those unfamiliar with Chinese politics, as well as in-depth, new research for experts in the field.

This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Peasant Studies.

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