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The Resource A sociology of modern China, Jean-Louis Rocca ; translated by Gregory Elliott ; revised and updated by the author

A sociology of modern China, Jean-Louis Rocca ; translated by Gregory Elliott ; revised and updated by the author

Label
A sociology of modern China
Title
A sociology of modern China
Statement of responsibility
Jean-Louis Rocca ; translated by Gregory Elliott ; revised and updated by the author
Creator
Contributor
Author
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Jean-Louis Rocca's admirably concise A Sociology of Modern China wears its scholarship lightly and paints an intimate and complex portrait of Chinese society, all the while avoiding clichés and simplifications. He delves into China's history and examines the country's many different social strata so as to better understand the enormous challenges and opportunities with which its people are confronted. After discussing the long march toward reform and the crises along the way - among them the 1989 protests which culminated in the events in Tiananmen Square and elsewhere - Rocca dedicates the second half of the book to the major questions facing the country (or, at the very least, its political elites) today: new forms of social stratification; the interaction between the market and the state; growing individualism; and the pressures exerted by social conflict and political change. In eschewing culturalist visions, Rocca thoroughly and successfully deconstructs received wisdom about Chinese society to reveal a thriving nation and its people." -- Publisher's description
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BTCTA
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Rocca, Jean-Louis
Dewey number
306.0951
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English translated from the French
LC call number
  • HN733.5
  • HN733.5
LC item number
  • .R655 2015
  • .R6313 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Elliott, Gregory
Series statement
Series in comparative politics and international studies
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  • China
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • Politics and government
  • Social conditions
  • China
  • Soziale Situation
  • Sozialer Wandel
  • Gesellschaft
  • China
Label
A sociology of modern China, Jean-Louis Rocca ; translated by Gregory Elliott ; revised and updated by the author
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in French as Une sociologie de la Chine by Éditions La Découverte in 2010
Bibliography note
  • "Select bibliography": pages 159-168
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Orthodox thinking ; Culturalist impasses ; The impasses of transitionalism ; A critical reflection -- Historical trajectory. Before the revolution ; A grey page ; New solidarities: towns and cities ; New solidarities: the countryside ; The tragic failure of totalitarianism -- The long march of reforms. The mutual formation of the state and the market ; A marginal capitalism (1978-91) ; A hesitant stratification ; The time fractures (1992-2007) -- A new society. The conditions of social mobility ; The morphology of Chinese society ; The dangers of imbalances ; The ideal class -- A society of individuals in a time of reforms. A society of subjects of their own existence ; Effects of fashion ; Social anxiety ; Sex and marriage in the (Chinese) city ; Children -- The political puzzle. A moderate pluralism ; The internet revolution and its limits ; Elections and electors ; A Thermidorian and technocratic elite ; Social protest ; Intellectuals in no man's land ; Creating an middle-class China: a source of conflicts ; Identities and nation ; Conservative democracy -- Conclusion. Elements of genealogy ; All is well ; Modernisation is not a gala dinner ; Conservatism and representation
Control code
887850710
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Revised and updated English edition.
Extent
ix, 177 pages
Isbn
9780190231125
Lccn
2015452698
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)887850710
Label
A sociology of modern China, Jean-Louis Rocca ; translated by Gregory Elliott ; revised and updated by the author
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in French as Une sociologie de la Chine by Éditions La Découverte in 2010
Bibliography note
  • "Select bibliography": pages 159-168
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Orthodox thinking ; Culturalist impasses ; The impasses of transitionalism ; A critical reflection -- Historical trajectory. Before the revolution ; A grey page ; New solidarities: towns and cities ; New solidarities: the countryside ; The tragic failure of totalitarianism -- The long march of reforms. The mutual formation of the state and the market ; A marginal capitalism (1978-91) ; A hesitant stratification ; The time fractures (1992-2007) -- A new society. The conditions of social mobility ; The morphology of Chinese society ; The dangers of imbalances ; The ideal class -- A society of individuals in a time of reforms. A society of subjects of their own existence ; Effects of fashion ; Social anxiety ; Sex and marriage in the (Chinese) city ; Children -- The political puzzle. A moderate pluralism ; The internet revolution and its limits ; Elections and electors ; A Thermidorian and technocratic elite ; Social protest ; Intellectuals in no man's land ; Creating an middle-class China: a source of conflicts ; Identities and nation ; Conservative democracy -- Conclusion. Elements of genealogy ; All is well ; Modernisation is not a gala dinner ; Conservatism and representation
Control code
887850710
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Revised and updated English edition.
Extent
ix, 177 pages
Isbn
9780190231125
Lccn
2015452698
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)887850710

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