Topic : protests and contention in Rural China

Topic : protests and contention in Rural China
Protests by Chinese peasants have increased in recent years in response to the emergence of a variety of problems, such as land appropriation, irregularities in grassroots elections, official corruption and arbitrary use of force in the countryside.
Examine the pattern and causes of peasant protests and resistance in China and explore its political implication.
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Cai, Yongshun. (2010). Collective Resistance in China Why Popular Protests Succeed or Fail. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press. [Available at]: http://public.eblib.com/EBLPublic/PublicView.do?ptiID=537849.
O’Brien, Kevin J. (2008). Popular protest in China. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.