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Social Transformation in Modern China The State and Local Elites in Henan, 1900-1937

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ISBN-10: 0521027551

ISBN-13: 9780521027557

Edition: 2006

Authors: Xin Zhang, William Kirby

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In this study, the author uses the case of local elites and the power structure of Henan province to demonstrate how local politics first transformed local society, challenged the state, and eventually influenced change across China.
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Book details

List price: $57.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/2/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 340
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144

William C. Kirby is the Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies, and Director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University.

List of illustrations
List of tables
Theoretical context
Socioeconomic setting of Henan
Local Elites and the Transition of Community Power
Local society in transition
Elite mobility in a changing world
Elite Activism and Social Transformation
Society as the organization of networks
Local identity, localism, and crisis of legitimacy
Modern State Making and the Interaction Between State and Society
State making during the Republican period
State and society in mutual engagement