Class and Class Conflict in Post-Socialist China traces the origins and the profound changes of the patterns of class conflict in post-socialist China since 1978.
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The first of its kind in the field of China Studies that offers comprehensive overviews and traces the historical evolutions of different patterns of class conflict (among workers, peasants, capitalists, and the middle class) in post-socialist China, the book provides comprehensive overviews of different patterns of class conflict. It uses a state-centered approach to study class conflict, i.e., study how the communist party-state restructures the patterns of class conflict in Chinese society, and brings in a historical dimension by tracing the origins and developments of class conflict in socialist and post-socialist China.Contents:
- Class and Class Conflict in Socialist China (1949–1978)
- Class and Class Conflict in Post-Socialist China Since 1978
- The Making of a Cadre–Capitalist Class
- The Transformation of the Maoist Working Class in Urban China
- The Making of the New Migrant Working Class in South China
- The Making and Remaking of the Maoist Peasantry
- The Making of a New Middle Class
Readership: Advanced undergraduate or graduate students and professionals interested in Chinese studies, political science and social issues related to China.