Protest with Chinese Characteristics

Demonstrations, Riots, and Petitions in the Mid-Qing Dynasty
Columbia University Press
  • erschienen am 16. April 2013
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  • Softcover
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  • 288 Seiten
978-0-231-15203-7 (ISBN)
Reviewing nearly one thousand instances of protest in China from the eighteenth to the early-nineteenth centuries, Ho-fung Hung charts an evolution of Chinese dissent that stands apart from Western trends. Hung shows how the centralization of political power and an expanding market, coupled with a persistent Confucianist orthodoxy, shaped protesters' strategies and appeals in Qing China. Combining a quest for justice and autonomy with a filial-loyal respect for the imperial center, the form of mid-Qing protest continues to influence popular protest in China today. Hung's work ultimately establishes a framework others can use to compare popular protest across different cultural fabrics.
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25 illus. 11 tables
  • Höhe: 226 mm
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  • Breite: 152 mm
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  • Dicke: 18 mm
  • 458 gr
978-0-231-15203-7 (9780231152037)
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Ho-fung Hung is associate professor of sociology at the Johns Hopkins University and the editor of China and the Transformation of Global Capitalism.
List of FiguresList of TablesIllustrations of Chinese Protest from Qing Times to Present PrefaceIntroductionChapter 1. Market Expansion, State Centralization, and Neo-Confucianism in Qing ChinaChapter 2. Documenting the Three Waves of Mid-Qing ProtestChapter 3. Filial-Loyal Demonstrations, 1740-1759Chapter 4. Riots Into Rebellion, 1776-1795Chapter 5. Resistance and Petitions, 1820-1839Chapter 6. Mid-Qing Protests in Comparative PerspectiveEpilogue. The Past in the PresentNotesReferencesIndex
Ambitious, informative, and stimulating, this study deserves to be widely read. Summing Up: Essential. Choice An excellent example of systematic historical social science. There is much to like in the book -- its theoretical clarity, novel evidence, and transparent methodology -- but the main contribution lies in Hung's extension and reworking of prior work on early modern European contention to the Chinese case. -- Colin Beck American Journal of Sociology Vol 117, No After reading this thought-provoking book, readers will have a better understanding of how Chinese popular movements can usefully be compared with their counterparts in non-China contexts. -- Wensheng Wang China Journal No 68 There is much to admire in this book. The profiles of protest are interesting and lively... American Historical Review June 2012 This book has been written with utmost candour and clarity, which makes it immensely readable. -- Arnab Roy Chowdhury International Sociology September 2012 This is historical sociology done at a particularly high level of both historical and sociological rigor. -- Daniel Little Contemporary Sociology Vol 41, September 2012 Hung's clear articulation of protest cycles in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century China demands the attention of scholars interested in specific episodes of rebellion and resistance in this period as well as scholars of Qing political economy. Journal of Asian Studies

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