Becoming Chinese (Paperback)
Passages to Modernity and Beyond (Studies on China #23)
University of California Press, 9780520222182, 445pp.
Publication Date: April 21, 2000
Drawing upon new archival sources, these theoretically informed, thoroughly revisionist essays focus on topics such as Western-inspired modernity, urban cosmopolitanism, consumer culture, gender relationships, interchanges between city and countryside, and the growing impact of the state on the lives of individuals. The volume makes an important contribution toward a postsocialist understanding of twentieth-century China.