Social Movements in China and Hong Kong

The Expansion of Protest Space

Edited by Gilles Guiheux and Khun Eng Kuah-Pearce

Social Movements in China and Hong Kong
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Edited by Gilles Guiheux and Khun Eng Kuah-Pearce

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

336 pages | 6 3/10 x 9 1/2 | © 2009
Paper $74.95 ISBN: 9789089641311 Published December 2009 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

This volume provides an account of how Chinese individuals, increasingly free from the constraints of the state, have to rely on their own efforts to support their well-being, and how, in certain circumstances, they must gather together to defend their interests. Complicating the internal and external factors behind the relationship between the individualization of society and the emergence of collective movements, the contributors suggest that specific protest actions taking place on the mainland and in Hong Kong have enabled both societies to expand their protest space. Ultimately, these developments lead us to reconceptualize citizenship as something practiced rather than given.



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1    Framing Social Movements in Contemporary China and Hong Kong

         Khun Eng Kuah-Pearce and Gilles Guiheux 


2    Social Protests, Village Democracy and State Building in China: How Do Rural Social Protests Promote Village Democracy?

         Baogang He


3    Social Movements and State-Society Relationship in Hong Kong

         Ngok Ma


4    Social Movements and the Law in Post-Colonial Hong Kong

        Albert H.Y. Chen


5    Defining Hong Kong as an Emerging Protest Space: The Anti-Globalisation Movement

         Khun Eng Kuah-Pearce


6    'Old Working Class' Resistance in Capitalist China: A Ritualized Social Management (1995-2006)

         Jean-Louis Rocca


7    Justifying the New Economic and Social Order: The Voice of a Private Entrepreneur

         Gilles Guiheux


8    The Rise of Migrant Workers’ Collective Actions: Toward a New Social Contract in China

         Chloé Froissart


9    Grassroots Activism and Labour Electoral Politics under Chinese Rule, 1997-2008

         Ming K. Chan 


10   Hong Kong’s Trade Unions as an Evolving Social Organisation and Their Prospects for the Future

          Sek Hong Ng and Olivia Ip


11 Non-governmental Feminist Activism in The People's Republic of China: Communicating Oppositional Gender Equality Knowledge

          Cecilia Milwertz and Wei Bu


12   The Hong Kong Catholic Church: A Framing Role in Social Movement

          Beatrice Leung


13   Religiosity and Social Movements in China: Divisions and Multiplications

          David A. Palmer




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