State and Society in 21st Century China: Crisis, Contention and Legitimation

1st Edition

Peter Hays Gries, Stanley Rosen

Published May 13, 2004
Textbook - 280 Pages
ISBN 9780415332057 - CAT# RU27449
Series: Asia's Transformations

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Written by a team of leading China scholars, this book explores the dynamics of state power and legitimation in twenty-first century China, and the implications of changing state-society relations for the future viability of the People's Republic. Key subjects covered include:

  • the legitimacy of the Communist Party
  • state-society relations
  • ethnic and religious resistance
  • rural and urban contention
  • nationalism
  • popular and youth culture
  • prospects for democracy.


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