Wretched Rebels: Rural Disturbances on the Eve of the Chinese Revolution

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This book, a condensed translation of the prize- winning "Jacqueries et revolution dans la Chine du XXe siecle," focuses on spontaneous rural unrest, uninfluenced by revolutionary intellectuals. The author shows that the predominant forms of protest were directed not against the landowning class but against agents of the state, and suggests that twentieth-century Chinese peasants were less different from seventeenth- or eighteenth-century French peasants than might be imagined and points to continuities between pre- and ...

Wretched Rebels: Rural Disturbances on the Eve of the Chinese Revolution 2010, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674035423

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