Violence in China: Essays in Culture and Counterculture (Suny Series in Chinese Local Studies) by Jonathan N. Lipman, Stevan Harrell

  • Book title: Violence in China: Essays in Culture and Counterculture (Suny Series in Chinese Local Studies)
  • Author: Jonathan N. Lipman, Stevan Harrell
  • ISBN10: 0791401138
  • ISBN13: 978-0791401132
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr (May 1, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • Subcategory: Asia
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Violence in China: Essays in Culture and Counterculture (Suny Series in Chinese Local Studies)

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In this volume, Lipman and Harrell explore the prevalence and ubiquity of violence in China, a society whose official norms value harmony and condemn conflict. The book investigates violence in a wide variety of situations through the sweep of history and in contexts ranging from the family to the national polity.

The book explores motivations for violence from both a historical and a contemporary perspective. Historically, the authors cover bloody religious rebellions in premodern times, the depiction of violence in traditional popular novels, ethnic strife between Muslims and Han Chinese in the Northwest, and feuding local communities in the Southeast. Modern China is depicted by analyses of rural and urban violence in Mao's Cultural Revolution and an examination of continuing domestic violence. This depiction of the cultural themes and motivations for violence allow lessons drawn from specific contexts to be applied to the nature of Chinese culture in general.