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Dilemmas of Victory

The Early Years of the People's Republic of China

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$32.00 • £25.95 • €29.00

ISBN 9780674047020

Publication Date: 03/15/2010


480 pages

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

1 line illustration, 1 table


  • Acknowledgments
    • 1. The Early Years of the People’s Republic of China: An Introduction [Jeremy Brown and Paul G. Pickowicz]
  • I. Urban Takeover
    • 2. “Cleanup”: The New Order in Shanghai [Frederic Wakeman Jr.]
    • 3. Masters of the Country? Shanghai Workers in the Early People’s Republic [Elizabeth J. Perry]
    • 4. New Democracy and the Demise of Private Charity in Shanghai [Nara Dillon]
  • II. Occupying the Periphery
    • 5. From Resisting Communists to Resisting America: Civil War and Korean War in Southwest China, 1950–51 [Jeremy Brown]
    • 6. The Chinese Communist “Liberation” of Tibet, 1949–51 [Chen Jian]
    • 7. Big Brother Is Watching: Local Sino–Soviet Relations and the Building of New Dalian, 1945–55 [Christian A. Hess]
    • 8. The Call of the Oases: The “Peaceful Liberation” of Xinjiang, 1949–53 [James Z. Gao]
  • III. The Culture of Accommodation
    • 9. The Crocodile Bird: Xiangsheng in the Early 1950s [Perry Link]
    • 10. “The Very First Lesson”: Teaching about Human Evolution in Early 1950s China [Sigrid Schmalzer]
    • 11. Acting Like Revolutionaries: Shi Hui, the Wenhua Studio, and Private-Sector Filmmaking, 1949–52 [Paul G. Pickowicz]
    • 12. Creating “New China’s First New-Style Regular University,” 1949–50 [Douglas A. Stiffler]
  • IV. Family Strategies
    • 13. The Ye Family in New China [Joseph W. Esherick]
    • 14. Birthing Stories: Rural Midwives in 1950s China [Gail Hershatter]
    • 15. Capitalists Choosing Communist China: The Liu Family of Shanghai, 1948–56 [Sherman Cochran]
  • Notes
  • Contributors
  • Index

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