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Author Perry, Elizabeth J.

Title Patrolling the revolution : worker militias, citizenship, and the modern Chinese state / Elizabeth J. Perry
Published Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 361 pages) : illustrations
Series State and society in East Asia
State and society in East Asia.
Contents Chapter 1. Institutional Origins -- Chapter 2. Shanghai's Three Armed Uprisings, 1926-27 -- Chapter 3. China's First Leninist Party-State, 1927-1949 -- Chapter 4. China's Second Leninist Party-State, 1949-1965 -- Chapter 5. The Proletarian Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976 -- Chapter 6. Patrolling the Post-Mao Reforms
Summary This pioneering study explores the role of working-class militias as vanguard and guardian of the Chinese Revolution. The book begins with the origins of urban militias in the late nineteenth century and follows their development to the present day. Elizabeth J. Perry focuses on the institution of worker militias as a vehicle for analyzing the changing (yet enduring) impact of China's revolutionary heritage on subsequent state-society relations. She also incorporates a strong comparative perspective, examining the influence of revolutionary militias on the political trajectories of the United
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Militia movements -- China.
Revolutionaries -- China.
Working class -- China.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1461739543 (electronic bk.)
9781461739548 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)
Other Titles Worker militias, citizenship, and the modern Chinese state