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Chinese Society: Change, Conflict and Resistance

2nd edition

Author(s): Elizabeth J. Perry, Mark Selden

Routledge, London, 2003, pp. 296

Originally published: 2000

Analyses reactions to government reforms, including both covert and open resistance. Distinguishes between intellectual dissidents and popular rebellion. See especially ‘Rights and resistance: The changing context of the dissident movement’ (pp. 20-38); ‘Pathways of labour insurgency’ (pp. 41-61); and ‘Environmental protest in rural China’ (pp. 143-59) which includes reference to direct action against a factory polluting water. Second edition has added chapters on Falun Gong, Christianity and land struggles.