Dilemmas of victory : The Early Years of the People's by edited by Jeremy Brown, Paul G. Pickowicz.

By edited by Jeremy Brown, Paul G. Pickowicz.

"This paintings examines the social, cultural, political, and financial dimensions of the Communist takeover of China. rather than living on elite politics and policy-making methods, Dilemmas of Victory seeks to appreciate how the 1949-1953 interval was once skilled by way of a variety of teams, together with industrialists, filmmakers, ethnic minorities, educators, rural midwives, philanthropists, stand-up comics, and  Read more...

The early years of the People's Republic of China : an creation / Jeremy Brown and Paul G. Pickowicz --
pt. I : city takeover --
"Clean-up" : the hot order in Shanghai / Frederic Wakeman, Jr. --
Masters of the rustic? Shanghai staff within the early People's Republic / Elizabeth J. Perry --
New democracy and the death of personal charity in Shanghai / Nara Dillon --
pt. II : Occupying the outer edge --
From resisting communists to resisting the USA : civil battle and Korean battle in southwest China, 1950-51 / Jeremy Brown --
The chinese language communist "liberation" of Tibet, 1949-51 / Chen Jian --
Big brother is staring at : neighborhood Sino-Soviet kinfolk and the development of recent Dalian, 1945-55 / Christian Hess --
The name of the oases : the "peaceful liberation" of Xinjiang, 1949-53 / James Z. Gao --
pt. III : The tradition of lodging --
The crocodile chook : Xiangsheng within the early Fifties / Perry hyperlink --
"The first actual lesson" : educating approximately human evolution in early Nineteen Fifties China / Sigrid Schmalzer --
Acting like revolutionaries : Shi Hui, the Wenhua studio, and private-sector filmmaking, 1949-52 / Paul G. Pickowicz --
Creating "New China's first new-style standard university," 1949-50 / Douglas A. Stiffler --
pt. IV : relations innovations --
The Ye relations in New China / Joseph W. Esherick --
Birthing tales : rural midwives in Nineteen Fifties China / Gail Hershatter --
Capitalists making a choice on communist China : the Liu relatives of Shanghai, 1948-56 / Sherman Cochran.

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9 Meanwhile, the East China Bureau’s Social Affairs Department had also opened up a police officers’ school in Jinan, which recruited over one thousand young students. Their task was to take over the Shanghai police force and organize a public security organ. In March these young cadres were addressed by Chen Yi, who stressed the exceptional importance of entering Shanghai in a disciplined fashion that would not allow their “wild” (ye) guerrilla side to appear. 10 By now the police training group was in Danyang, and name lists were already being prepared for assignments to departments, bureaus, offices, and even specific precincts, once they took over Shanghai.

Party rhetoric stressed the dangers of “feudal” superstitions when it came to the delivery of new citizens, but as Gail Hershatter demonstrates in Chapter 14, the Communists had a flexible policy on the thousands of old-style midwives who populated the villages of China. The party had no choice. Countless women and babies suffered or died unnecessarily in the past while in the care of the old-style midwives, but revolutionaries recognized that many midwives had performed very well. So the party condemned unhealthy practices, while local women’s organizations worked patiently in the early 1950s to train new-style midwives and retrain oldstyle practitioners.

38 The Picket Fence In a pathetic gesture of defiance, the defense authorities proceeded in mid-May 1949 to build a protective palisade. ” Suspected Communists were executed in Shanghai streets and the local economic structure disintegrated at an unprecedented pace. 39 By then, Chen Yi’s forces had taken Hangzhou, and a line of Communist troops was advancing along the Nanjing-Shanghai and ShanghaiHangzhou highways. Mayor Wu Guozhen (K. C. Wu) had already fled Shanghai, leaving his secretary, General Chen Liang, in charge.

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