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Author Wang, Di, 1956- author.

Title The teahouse under socialism : the decline and renewal of public life in Chengdu, 1950-2000 / Di Wang
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2018
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Contents Introduction : urban political transitions under socialism -- The demise of the Chengdu teahouse guild and the fall of small business -- State control and the rise of socialist entertainment -- The decline of public life under Mao's rule -- The resurgence of teahouses in the reform era -- Urban residents and migrant workers in public life -- The power of mahjong -- Conclusion : the state, the teahouse, and the public sphere
Summary To understand a city fully, writes Di Wang, we must observe its most basic units of social life. In The Teahouse under Socialism, Wang does just that, arguing that the teahouses of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, are some of the most ..
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Socialism and culture -- China -- Chengdu -- History -- 20th century
Tearooms -- China -- Chengdu -- History -- 20th century
Manners and customs.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Communism, Post-Communism & Socialism.
Politics and government.
Socialism and culture.
Chengdu (China) -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Chengdu (China) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
China -- Chengdu.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017040970
ISBN 1501715542