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[In 1994, the 18 tortuous years of Dahe Hydropower Station migrants’ collective petition in Shanyang Town in Southwest China finally came to an end.]
[As mentioned earlier, this book applies the research perspective to the concept of “vigor.” One of the purposes is to overcome the shortage of “transplanted schools” and “experienced schools,” and thereby search for theoretical inspirations from the culture and daily lives of the Chinese. Why...
[As described in the previous chapter, whether it is in traditional China or in contemporary China, vigor is the fundamental driving force of contentious politics. The vigor in collective contentious politics is not an individual’s groundless emotions or restlessness under certain situations....
[As mentioned in the introduction, we selected three cases in southwest and north China to represent the three types of contentions. This chapter will provide an overview of the development of the three cases.]
[We have pointed out in the previous analysis on China’s traditional contentious politics that group contention is not the norm in rural society, and the contention organizers and participants seldom represent the mainstream crowds of the peasant society. Vigor occurs in the form of contentious...
[As it is discussed above, regardless of the morally shocking incidents, the import of external resources or the rise of grassroots leaders, there is a certain contingency and randomness in the initial release of vigor. In particular, the role of grassroots leaders seems to be both critical and...
[In previous chapters we have studied the initial motivation for grass root leaders in legal confrontations, as well as the continued motivation for organized grassroots movements. Those chapters focused on the social participants as well as the leaders of those movements. In this chapter, our...
[we have analyzed the first type of group contentious politics – legal contentions. In this chapter, we will examine the second type of contentious politics – group incidents. Group incidents have gained attention due to the development of scale, intensity, and type since the 1990s. The rise of...
[This book has analyzed the cause, the driving force, and the system of contemporary Chinese rural contention politics in the previous chapters. In this chapter, we will examine the impacts of these rural contentious politics. In the study of Western contentious politics, the analysis on the...
[This book starts with the perspective of vigor to analyze contemporary Chinese rural contentious politics since 1990s and its several changes. Here we will conduct a summary and discussion.]
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