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Negotiating Socialism in Rural China: Mao, Peasants & Local Cadres in Shanxi (King Library)
Start Date: 4/18/2018Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 4/18/2018End Time: 1:00 PM

Event Description:
Dr. Hou’s recent book Negotiating Socialism in Rural China: Mao, Peasants and Local Cadres in Shanxi is the first monograph in English on how China's agricultural collectivization began. Most scholarship has regarded the movement as Mao Zedong’s imposition from above. This book challenges the conventional wisdom and explores how the national policy emerged from complex bureaucratic interactions among central, regional, local governments, and peasants. Dr. Hou received her Ph.D. in history from Cornell University. She is now an assistant professor and the undergraduate advisor of the Department of History in the College of Social Science.

This event is a part of the University Scholar Series. It is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the University Library, the Spartan Bookstore, Faculty Affairs and Graduate Studies & Research. For additional information about the University Scholar Series, please go to
Location Information:
SJSU Main Campus - King Library

SJSU Main Campus - King Library
Room: 225
Contact Information:
Name: Elisabeth THomas
Phone: 408-808-2193
Photo of Xiaojia Hou
Additional Information
Lunch will be provided.
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  • Free Food
  • Lectures

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