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Mao's People: Sixteen Portraits of Life in Revolutionary China by B. Michael Frolic - Paperback - September 20, 1981 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000000575)

Mao's People: Sixteen Portraits of Life in Revolutionary China

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Mao's People: Sixteen Portraits of Life in Revolutionary China

by B. Michael Frolic

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ISBN 13
9780674548459
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Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Trade Paperback. September 20, 1981. Near Fine book. Text is unmarked. Spine is straight and tight with a reading crease. Light edgewear. No tears. Foxing to edges. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 278 pages.

"How do we apply Chairman Mao's Thought to get fat pigs?" Squad Leader Ho (who knew the most about pigs) replied that, according to Chairman Mao, one must investigate the problem fully from all sides, and then integrate practice and theory. Ho concluded that the reason for our skinny pigs had to be found in one of three areas: the relationship between the pigs and their natural environment (excluding man); the relationship between the cadres and the pigs; and the relationship among the pigs themselves. And so the city slickers, sent down to the countryside for political reeducation, set out to find the Thousand-Dollar Pig, much to the bemusement of the local peasants.

The sixteen stories in this collection give firsthand accounts of daily life in 1970s China that show how individuals from all parts of the country led their lives in the midst of rapid social change and political unrest. As fresh and original as the individual accounts are, common themes emerge: the sluggishness of an agrarian society in responding to modernization; the painful lack of resources in a poor and gigantic country; the constraints imposed on common people by the bureaucracy; the way in which individuals outwardly support the system and inwardly resist it; the limitations of heavy and conflicting doses of ideology in motivating individuals. But there are also recurrent motifs of economic and social progress: production rises, illiteracy declines, and socialist values have impact. A new China was emerging, though change was occurring far more slowly than its leaders had intended.

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Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000000575
Title
Mao's People: Sixteen Portraits of Life in Revolutionary China
Author
B. Michael Frolic
Format/binding
Trade Paperback
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0674548450
ISBN 13
9780674548459
Publisher
Harvard University Press
Place of Publication
Cambridge
Date published
September 20, 1981
Keywords
China, Chinese, Hong Kong, history, economics, political science, sociology, communism
Bookseller catalogs
China; History; Economics;
Size
8vo

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