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Author Diamant, Neil J

Title Embattled Glory : Veterans, Military Families, and the Politics of Patriotism in China, 1949-2007
Published Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (478 pages)
Series State & Society in East Asia
State & Society in East Asia
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. To the City or Bust: Veterans and the Quest for Urban Citizenship; Chapter 3. The Complications of Veteran Identities; Chapter 4. The Job Front; Chapter 5. Stuck in the State's Cement and Falling Through Its Cracks: Veterans in Policy and Bureaucracy; Chapter 6. Vulnerable Heroes: Veterans' Health, Family, and Sexuality in Chinese Politics; Chapter 7. Between Glory and Welfare: Military Families, the State, and Community
Chapter 8. Salt in the Wounds: Veterans in the Reform Era, 1978-2007Chapter 9. Conclusion: Walter Reed, Iraq, and China; Appendix A.A Brief Survey of Archival Materials in China; Appendix B. Selected Character List; Appendix C. Source Materials; Index; About the Author
Summary This groundbreaking book offers the first in-depth, large-scale study of People's Liberation Army veterans and military families. Neil Diamant's penetrating examination of the treatment of PLA veterans in China opens a distinctive window onto Chinese patriotism, citizenship, and legitimacy. Using recently declassified archival documents and employing a comparative perspective, the book provides an unprecedented look at the 'everyday interactions' among veterans, military families, state officials, and ordinary citizens as they attempted to secure urban residence, jobs, spouses, medical care, a
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Families of military personnel -- China -- Social conditions.
Patriotism -- Political aspects -- China -- History.
Veterans -- Political activity -- China -- History.
Veterans -- China -- Social conditions.
China -- Social conditions -- 1949-
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008032620
ISBN 0742557677