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China's Long March to Freedom
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Kate Zhou is associate professor of political science at the University of Hawaii and a Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy. She is the author of numerous professional papers and book chapters and is also the author of How the Farmers Changed China: Power of the People.

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-Zhou's solid, important study is optimistic...Highly recommended.- -M.G. Roskin, Choice -Based on her long personal involvement in grass-roots social organizations in China, Kate Zhou advances a novel view of China's long-term political evolution. In this provocative new book, she suggests that routine, everyday resistance on the part of millions of ordinary Chinese citizens to the rigid dictates and policies of the Communist party-state is creating a dramatically expanded sphere of individual freedom and autonomy in China. In her view, political liberalization will emerge through constant, unremitting social pressures from below, rather than episodic, elite-sponsored initiatives from above. Zhou's thesis is highly original; and it is sure to prove controversial among scholars of Chinese society and politics.- -Richard Baum, UCLA, Author of China Watcher: Confessions of a Peking Tom -A fascinating study about the fundamental transformation taking place in the most populous country on earth--China is experiencing a social revolution towards a more liberal society. Only a scholar who is truly bi-culture can provide such insightful account and answer such critical question: how and why do societies liberalize. A welcome addition and a must read for those concerned for people's real life in China and its future directions.- -Quansheng Zhao, American University -Western China-watchers--in government, in the media, in academe, and even in human rights work--tend to use the word 'China' when in fact they are speaking only of the policies of the government. This is a mistake, and China's Long March to Freedom is the best possible corrective for it. Kate Zhou listens to the Chinese people in all their splendid variety, and what she finds makes the official version of China seem a bit superficial.- -Perry Link, University of California, Riverside -China's Long March to Freedom tells of a country where people seek liberty on a daily basis - and have been largely successful, despite the country's control by a single party. Differences between people and government are emerging, and Chinese across the board have participated in a grassroots movement powerful in its revolutionary force. Any library considering Chinese history and cultural influences needs this.- -California Bookwatch "Zhou's solid, important study is optimistic...Highly recommended." -M.G. Roskin, Choice "Based on her long personal involvement in grass-roots social organizations in China, Kate Zhou advances a novel view of China's long-term political evolution. In this provocative new book, she suggests that routine, everyday resistance on the part of millions of ordinary Chinese citizens to the rigid dictates and policies of the Communist party-state is creating a dramatically expanded sphere of individual freedom and autonomy in China. In her view, political liberalization will emerge through constant, unremitting social pressures from below, rather than episodic, elite-sponsored initiatives from above. Zhou's thesis is highly original; and it is sure to prove controversial among scholars of Chinese society and politics." -Richard Baum, UCLA, Author of China Watcher: Confessions of a Peking Tom "A fascinating study about the fundamental transformation taking place in the most populous country on earth--China is experiencing a social revolution towards a more liberal society. Only a scholar who is truly bi-culture can provide such insightful account and answer such critical question: how and why do societies liberalize. A welcome addition and a must read for those concerned for people's real life in China and its future directions." -Quansheng Zhao, American University "Western China-watchers--in government, in the media, in academe, and even in human rights work--tend to use the word 'China' when in fact they are speaking only of the policies of the government. This is a mistake, and China's Long March to Freedom is the best possible corrective for it. Kate Zhou listens to the Chinese people in all their splendid variety, and what she finds makes the official version of China seem a bit superficial." -Perry Link, University of California, Riverside "China's Long March to Freedom tells of a country where people seek liberty on a daily basis - and have been largely successful, despite the country's control by a single party. Differences between people and government are emerging, and Chinese across the board have participated in a grassroots movement powerful in its revolutionary force. Any library considering Chinese history and cultural influences needs this." -California Bookwatch "Zhou's solid, important study is optimistic...Highly recommended." -M.G. Roskin, Choice "Based on her long personal involvement in grass-roots social organizations in China, Kate Zhou advances a novel view of China's long-term political evolution. In this provocative new book, she suggests that routine, everyday resistance on the part of millions of ordinary Chinese citizens to the rigid dictates and policies of the Communist party-state is creating a dramatically expanded sphere of individual freedom and autonomy in China. In her view, political liberalization will emerge through constant, unremitting social pressures from below, rather than episodic, elite-sponsored initiatives from above. Zhou's thesis is highly original; and it is sure to prove controversial among scholars of Chinese society and politics." -Richard Baum, UCLA, Author of China Watcher: Confessions of a Peking Tom "A fascinating study about the fundamental transformation taking place in the most populous country on earth--China is experiencing a social revolution towards a more liberal society. Only a scholar who is truly bi-culture can provide such insightful account and answer such critical question: how and why do societies liberalize. A welcome addition and a must read for those concerned for people's real life in China and its future directions." -Quansheng Zhao, American University "Western China-watchers--in government, in the media, in academe, and even in human rights work--tend to use the word 'China' when in fact they are speaking only of the policies of the government. This is a mistake, and China's Long March to Freedom is the best possible corrective for it. Kate Zhou listens to the Chinese people in all their splendid variety, and what she finds makes the official version of China seem a bit superficial." -Perry Link, University of California, Riverside "China's Long March to Freedom tells of a country where people seek liberty on a daily basis - and have been largely successful, despite the country's control by a single party. Differences between people and government are emerging, and Chinese across the board have participated in a grassroots movement powerful in its revolutionary force. Any library considering Chinese history and cultural influences needs this." -California Bookwatch "Zhou's solid, important study is optimistic...Highly recommended." -M.G. Roskin, Choice "Based on her long personal involvement in grass-roots social organizations in China, Kate Zhou advances a novel view of China's long-term political evolution. In this provocative new book, she suggests that routine, everyday resistance on the part of millions of ordinary Chinese citizens to the rigid dictates and policies of the Communist party-state is creating a dramatically expanded sphere of individual freedom and autonomy in China. In her view, political liberalization will emerge through constant, unremitting social pressures from below, rather than episodic, elite-sponsored initiatives from above. Zhou's thesis is highly original; and it is sure to prove controversial among scholars of Chinese society and politics." -Richard Baum, UCLA, Author of "China Watcher: Confessions of a Peking Tom" "A fascinating study about the fundamental transformation taking place in the most populous country on earth--China is experiencing a social revolution towards a more liberal society. Only a scholar who is truly bi-culture can provide such insightful account and answer such critical question: how and why do societies liberalize. A welcome addition and a must read for those concerned for people's real life in China and its future directions." -Quansheng Zhao, American University "Western China-watchers--in government, in the media, in academe, and even in human rights work--tend to use the word China' when in fact they are speaking only of the policies of the government. This is a mistake, and China's Long March to Freedom is the best possible corrective for it. Kate Zhou listens to the Chinese people in all their splendid variety, and what she finds makes the official version of China seem a bit superficial." -Perry Link, University of California, Riverside

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