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Harvard Contemporary China Series 15

Popular Protest in China

Edited by Kevin J. O'Brien

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$33.00 • £26.95 • €29.50

ISBN 9780674030619

Publication Date: 11/21/2008


288 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

3 line illustrations, 1 table

Harvard University Asia Center > Harvard Contemporary China Series


  • Acknowledgments
  • Prologue: The New Contentious Politics in China: Poor and Blank or Rich and Complex? [Sidney Tarrow]
  • Introduction: Studying Contention in Contemporary China [Kevin J. O’Brien and Rachel E. Stern]
  • 1. Student Movements in China and Taiwan [Teresa Wright]
  • 2. Collective Petitioning and Institutional Conversion [Xi Chen]
  • 3. Mass Frames and Worker Protest [William Hurst]
  • 4. Worker Leaders and Framing Factory-Based Resistance [Feng Chen]
  • 5. Recruitment to Protestant House Churches [Carsten T. Vala and Kevin J. O’Brien]
  • 6. Contention in Cyberspace [Guobin Yang]
  • 7. State–Society Relations and Environmental Campaigns [Yanfei Sun and Dingxin Zhao]
  • 8. Disruptive Collective Action in the Reform Era [Yongshun Cai]
  • 9. Manufacturing Dissent in Transnational China [Patricia M. Thornton]
  • 10. Permanent Rebellion? Continuities and Discontinuities in Chinese Protest [Elizabeth J. Perry]
  • Notes
  • Contributors
  • Index

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