Marriage, Law and Gender in Revolutionary China

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Author: Xiaoping Cong

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107148561

Category: History

Page: 342

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By investigating how a 1943 legal dispute over an arranged marriage in a Chinese village became a legal and political exemplar as well as a series of cultural products presented on the national stage, this book examines the social and cultural significance of Chinese revolutionary legal practice in the construction of marriage and gender relations. The book seeks a conceptual breakthrough in revisiting the Chinese revolution and its impact on women and society by presenting a Chinese experience that cannot and should not be theorized in the framework of Western discourse. The book takes a cultural historical perspective on how the Chinese revolution and its legal practices produced new discourses, neologisms and cultural symbols that contained China's experience in twentieth-century social movements. It shows how revolutionary practice was sublimated into the concept, 'zizhu' or 'self-determination', an idea that bridged local experiences of revolution and the influence of the world.

Curating Revolution

Politics on Display in Mao's China

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Author: Denise Y. Ho

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108417957

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Curating Revolution examines how Mao-era exhibitions shaped popular understandings of, and participation in, the political campaigns of China's Communist revolution.

Women in China's Long Twentieth Century

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Author: Gail Hershatter

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520098560

Category: History

Page: 162

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“An important and much-needed introduction to this rich and fast-growing field. Hershatter has handled a daunting task with aplomb.” —Susan L. Glosser, author of Chinese Visions of Family and State, 1915–1953

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind

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Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: Signal

ISBN: 9780771038518

Category:

Page: 464

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Destined to become a modern classic in the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Sapiens is a lively, groundbreaking history of humankind told from a unique perspective. 100,000 years ago, at least six species of human inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo Sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come? In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical -- and sometimes devastating -- breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come? Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power...and our future.

Women, the Family, and Peasant Revolution in China

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Author: Kay Ann Johnson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226401942

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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Kay Ann Johnson provides much-needed information about women and gender equality under Communist leadership. She contends that, although the Chinese Communist Party has always ostensibly favored women's rights and family reform, it has rarely pushed for such reforms. In reality, its policies often have reinforced the traditional role of women to further the Party's predominant economic and military aims. Johnson's primary focus is on reforms of marriage and family because traditional marriage, family, and kinship practices have had the greatest influence in defining and shaping women's place in Chinese society. Conversant with current theory in political science, anthropology, and Marxist and feminist analysis, Johnson writes with clarity and discernment free of dogma. Her discussions of family reform ultimately provide insights into the Chinese government's concern with decreasing the national birth rate, which has become a top priority. Johnson's predictions of a coming crisis in population control are borne out by the recent increase in female infanticide and the government abortion campaign.

Bowker's Law Books and Serials in Print

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 2345

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"An indispensable law library aid to both the reference law librarian & the acquisitions librarian."--Martha Keister, Assistant Law Librarian & Head of Public Services, Pace University School of Law. "A well-planned modern reference tool that will be valuable in all types of law libraries."--Texas Bar Journal. With 60,000 titles intended exclusively for legal professionals, this unmatched bibliography lists virtually every available legal resource - books & serials, microfiche, audio & video cassettes, software & online databases. Focusing on core legal titles selected & classified under the supervision of a staff of legal experts, LAW BOOK & SERIALS IN PRINT 1992 includes almost 23,000 descriptive annotations which provide expert guidance on selecting the right sources for every research need. And now it keeps you current with quarterly cumulative supplements AT NO EXTRA COST! Updated annually in hardcover. An R. R. Bowker title.

Women and the Periodical Press in China's Long Twentieth Century

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Author: Michel Hockx,Joan Judge,Barbara Mittler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108419755

Category: History

Page: 432

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A major illustrated collection offering a fresh interdisciplinary reading of Chinese women's periodicals and history in the long twentieth century.

The Last Utopia

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Author: Samuel Moyn

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674058542

Category: History

Page: 352

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Human rights offer a vision of international justice that today’s idealistic millions hold dear. Yet the very concept on which the movement is based became familiar only a few decades ago when it profoundly reshaped our hopes for an improved humanity. In this pioneering book, Samuel Moyn elevates that extraordinary transformation to center stage and asks what it reveals about the ideal’s troubled present and uncertain future.

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

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Author: Thomas Piketty

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674979850

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 816

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The main driver of inequality—returns on capital that exceed the rate of economic growth—is again threatening to generate extreme discontent and undermine democratic values. Thomas Piketty’s findings in this ambitious, original, rigorous work will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.

Mao's Cultural Army

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Author: Brian DeMare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107076323

Category: History

Page: 272

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Explores the role of drama troupes tasked with roaming the countryside in support of Mao's communist revolution in China.

The Nature and Challenges of Indigenous Psychologies

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Author: Carl Martin Allwood

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108650600

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

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The indigenous psychologies (IPs) stress the importance of research being grounded in the conditions and culture of the researcher's own society due to the dominance of Western culture in mainstream psychology. The nature and challenges of the IPs are discussed from the perspectives of science studies and anthropology of knowledge (the study of human understanding in its social context). The Element describes general social conditions for the development of science and the IPs globally, and their development and form in some specific countries. Next, some more specific issues relating to the IPs are discussed. These issues include the nature of the IPs, scientific standards, type of culture concept favored, views on the philosophy of science, understanding of mainstream psychology, generalization of findings, and the IPs' isolation and independence. Finally, conclusions are drawn, for example with respect to the future of the IPs.

State-Society Relations in the People S Republic of China Post-1949

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Author: Tony Saich

Publisher: Brill

ISBN: 9789004322936

Category: Political Science

Page: 58

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This review essay provides an analytical review of the most important works on the evolving nature of the state-society relationship in China post-1949. The goal is to question the most important analyses rather than to provide a new theoretical framework.

Consuming Japan

Popular Culture and the Globalizing of 1980s America

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Author: Andrew C. McKevitt

Publisher: Studies in United States Cultu

ISBN: 9781469634463

Category: History

Page: 288

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."..a cultural, economic, and intellectual history of U.S.-Japan relations from roughly the mid-1970s to the early 1990s..."--

Women and Politics in Iran

Veiling, Unveiling, and Reveiling

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Author: Hamideh Sedghi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139463721

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Why were urban women veiled in the early 1900s, unveiled from 1936 to 1979, and reveiled after the 1979 revolution? This question forms the basis of Hamideh Sedghi's original and unprecedented contribution to politics and Middle Eastern studies. Using primary and secondary sources, Sedghi offers new knowledge on women's agency in relation to state power. In this rigorous analysis she places contention over women at the centre of the political struggle between secular and religious forces and demonstrates that control over women's identities, sexuality, and labor has been central to the consolidation of state power. Sedghi links politics and culture with economics to present an integrated analysis of the private and public lives of different classes of women and their modes of resistance to state power.

The Taming of Chance

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Author: Ian Hacking

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521388849

Category: History

Page: 264

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This book combines detailed scientific historical research with characteristic philosophic breadth and verve.

Unequal Freedom

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Author: Evelyn Nakano GLENN

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674037649

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

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The inequalities that persist in America have deep historical roots. Evelyn Nakano Glenn untangles this complex history in a unique comparative regional study from the end of Reconstruction to the eve of World War II. During this era the country experienced enormous social and economic changes with the abolition of slavery, rapid territorial expansion, and massive immigration, and struggled over the meaning of free labor and the essence of citizenship as people who previously had been excluded sought the promise of economic freedom and full political rights. After a lucid overview of the concepts of the free worker and the independent citizen at the national level, Glenn vividly details how race and gender issues framed the struggle over labor and citizenship rights at the local level between blacks and whites in the South, Mexicans and Anglos in the Southwest, and Asians and haoles (the white planter class) in Hawaii. She illuminates the complex interplay of local and national forces in American society and provides a dynamic view of how labor and citizenship were defined, enforced, and contested in a formative era for white-nonwhite relations in America.

English as a Global Language

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Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107611806

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

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David Crystal's classic English as a Global Language considers the history, present status and future of the English language, focusing on its role as the leading international language. English has been deemed the most 'successful' language ever, with 1500 million speakers internationally, presenting a difficult task to those who wish to investigate it in its entirety. However, Crystal explores the subject in a measured but engaging way, always backing up observations with facts and figures. Written in a detailed and fascinating manner, this is a book written by an expert both for specialists in the subject and for general readers interested in the English language.