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Author Xu, Youwei, 1964- author.

Title Everyday lives in China's Cold War military-industrial complex : voices from the Shanghai Small Third Front, 1964-1988 / Youwei Xu, Y. Yvon Wang
Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2022


Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 371 pages) : illustrations
Series Palgrave Studies in Oral History
Palgrave studies in oral history.
Contents 1. Translator's Introduction -- 2. Units, Measures, Currency, Ages, and Names -- 3. An Official Account of the Small Third Front in Guichi, Anhui -- 4. Going to the Small Third front -- 5. On the Job -- 6. Material Life and Healthcare -- 7. Education, Media and Culture -- 8. Gender and Sex -- 9. Marriage, Reproduction, Family -- 10. Politics, Social Order, and Military Affairs -- 11. Shanghainese vs. Locals -- 12. Appraisals and Critiques
Summary This book translates and contextualizes the recollections of men and women who built, lived, and worked in some of the factory compounds relocated from Chinas most cosmopolitan cityShanghai. Small Third Line factories became oases of relatively prosperous urban life among more impoverished agricultural communities. These accounts, plus the guiding questions, contextual notes, and further readings accompanying them, show how everyday lives fit into the sweeping geopolitical changes in China and the world during the Cold War era. Furthermore, they reveal how the Chinese Communist Partys military-industrial strategies have shaped Chinas economy and society in the post-Mao era. The approachable translations and insight into areas of life rarely covered by political or diplomatic histories like sexuality and popular culture make this book highly accessible for classroom use and the general-interest reader. Xu Youwei is Professor of History at Shanghai University, China. Y. Yvon Wang is Associate Professor of History at the University of Toronto, Canada.
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Subject Military-industrial complex -- China -- History -- 20th century
Cold War.
Communism -- China -- History -- 20th century
City and town life -- China -- History -- 20th century
City and town life
Diplomatic relations
Military-industrial complex
SUBJECT China -- Foreign relations -- 1949-1976.
China -- Foreign relations -- 1976-
China -- History, Military -- 1949-
Subject China
Genre/Form History
Military history
Form Electronic book
Author Wang, Y. Yvon, 1986- author.
ISBN 9783030996888