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

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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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Having spent two years (1997-1999) in China's Guizhou province, Wright (Johns Hopkins U. School of Advanced International Studies) mixes interviews, case studies, policy analysis, economic data, and travelogues to draw a portrait of the economic and social realities of urban and rural denizens of China's "hinterland." After exploring the people's relationship with revolutionary history, he highlights the growing economic disparity between regions and between urban and rural settings. Finally, he looks at what his varied subjects hope for and believe about the future. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780742519169
Author:
Wright, Daniel B
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Author:
Sharma, Anand D.
Author:
Wright, Daniel B.
Author:
Fewsmith, Joseph
Location:
Lanham
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
China
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
China Description and travel.
Subject:
Wright, Daniel B. - Travel - China
Subject:
World History - China
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. 250
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
8.96x6.28x.52 in. .77 lbs.

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