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Promise of the Revolution Stories of Fulfillment and Struggle in China's Hinterland

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ISBN-10: 0742519163

ISBN-13: 9780742519169

Edition: 2003

Authors: Daniel B. Wright, Joseph Fewsmith

List price: $33.00
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Description:

This engaging book sketches compelling portraits of contemporary life in Guizhou, one of China's poorest provinces, more than fifty years after the Communist revolution promised to change the lives of the country's rural and urban dwellers. Through an exploration of local history, economic disparity, migrant labor, village life, civil society, education, poverty, local governance, enterprise reform, the rebirth of religion, and the new-found wealth of a privileged few, this perceptive study allows readers a unique glimpse into the lives and perspectives of China's hidden majority.
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Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/25/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Daniel B Wright is a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Bristol

List of Maps and Figures
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Prints of the Past: Local History
The Paradox of Perspective: Colorful Guizhou
A Walk into the Past: Hiking the Long March
Portraits of the Present: Interior China and the Coast
One in Fifty Million: On the Rails with China's Migrant Labor
"Hey Coolie!": Local Migrant Labor
Shared Prosperity?
Reason to Hope: The China Youth Development Foundation
Portraits of the Present: Rural Life in China's Interior
A Day in the Life of Shui Jianhua: Report from Splendid Village
Home-Cured Tobacco: A Tale of Three Generations in Big Nest Village
They Call Me "Brother": Report from Big Nest Village
Team Water Buffalo: Report from Big Nest Village
Leading on Poverty's Front Line: The Spirit of Daguan Village
Still a Song to Sing? Modernization versus Traditional National Minority Culture
Portraits of the Present: Urban Issues in China's Interior
Coping with Reform in Guizhou's Industrial Rustbelt
Sprouts in a Hard Place: Principal Bi and the "P"-Word
"Field of Dreams": Tourism in Guizhou Province
Golfing in Guiyang: Playing with Guizhou's Affluent
Promises, Promises: China's Inadequate Revolution
Matters of the Heart ... The Rebirth of Religion
The Revolution at Fifty Years
Notes
Index
About the Author