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Salt of the earth : the political origins of peasant protest and communist revolution in China / Ralph A. Thaxton, Jr.

Author:
Thaxton, Ralph, 1944- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Berkeley : University of California Press, 1997.
Description:
xix, 425 p. ; 23 cm.
Summary note:
There are many books on the Chinese revolution, but none cover the politics of the revolution like this one. The author's collection and use of oral histories - from the last remaining eyewitnesses - and written corroborative materials is a remarkable achievement; his new interpretation of why China's rural people supported and joined the Communists in their quest for state power is dramatically different from what has come before.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Peasant Memory and Oral History: A Note on Methodology -- 1. Bureaucratic Capitalism and the Emergence of Popular Antistate Protest -- 2. State Making and the Intrusion of the Shuijingtuan into the Peasants' Salt Market -- 3. The Peasant Saltmakers' Struggle in Puyang -- 4. Qian Kou Village: The Police Attack on Prosperity -- 5. The Police Attack on Impoverished Qi Ji -- 6. The Battle with the Bicycle Cops in Subsistence-Level Fanzhuang -- 7. Peasant Resentment, War, and National Resistance -- 8. Community, Culture, and the Persistence of Rural Collective Action: Qian Foji in the CCP-Led War of Resistance -- 9. The Popular Fear of the Return of the Kuomintang Fiscal Center and the Outbreak of Civil War.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
0520203186 (alk. paper)
LCCN:
96020359
OCLC:
34669411
RCP:
C - S