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The Teahouse under SocialismThe Decline and Renewal of Public Life in Chengdu, 1950-2000$
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Di Wang

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781501715488

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501715488.001.0001

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Urban Political Transitions under Socialism

(p.1) Introduction
The Teahouse under Socialism

Di Wang

Cornell University Press

The Introduction gives an overall picture of Chengdu--the capital of Sichuan province and one of the major cultural, economic, and political centers in West China, its history, and teahouses. It defines the terms of “public life,” “public space,” and “political culture.” It generalizes the major approaches of studying Chinese urban society under the socialist state. It also evaluates sources produced under communist control such as archival materials and newspapers and discusses the methodologies of field investigation.

Keywords:   Public space, Public life, Political culture, Socialist state, Historical sources

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