Work of the Fellows: Edited Volumes;

Reconstructing Twentieth-Century China: State Control, Civil Society, and National Identity

Strand, David (Fellow, 1995-96); Brødsgaard, Kjeld Erik;, ed.

Oxford, UK: Clarendon Press, 1998

From the publisher's description:

This book examines the important theme of reform and reconstruction in twentieth century China, focusing particularly on the Deng era. Chapters are organized around three crucial issues: (i) the extent and limits of state control over economic, social, and cultural life; (ii) prospects for the development of a civil society separate from state control;and (iii) the struggle to define a Chinese national identity which takes China's ethnic diversity into consideration.


Subjects: History;; Chinese History; National Identity; Chinese Economic Reform; Communism; Authoritarianism; Twentieth-Century;