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MAHJONG AND URBAN LIFE: INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, COLLECTIVE INTERESTS, AND CITY IMAGE IN POST-MAO CHINA
Di Wang
2014-07
Source PublicationInternational Journal of Asian Studies
ISSN1479-5914
Volume11Issue:2Pages:187-210
Abstract

Through an examination of issues arising from mahjong playing, this article explores changes in daily life and popular culture at the turn of the twenty-first century and argues that these changes reflect political, economic, social, and cultural transformations, in which conflicts between individual rights and collective interests have become increasingly prominent. This study discusses issues relating to mahjong from stories at four different levels: individual, community, the city, and the nation, which, respectively, look at conflicts among neighbors, examine the role of the Residential Committee in the neighborhood, observe the responses of the municipal government and official media to the city’s image, and reveal the dilemma when the socialist state confronts mahjong issues. From the specific issues arising from mahjong, we can see how the new culture of the market economy in today’s China coexists with elements from a more traditional lifestyle.

KeywordMahjong Urban Life Post-mao China Chengdu Individual Rights Collective Interests City Images
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1017/S1479591414000163
Indexed ByAHCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaAsian Studies
WOS SubjectAsian Studies
WOS IDWOS:000340102100003
PublisherCAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, 32 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NY 10013-2473 USA
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionDEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
Corresponding AuthorDi Wang
AffiliationTexas A&M University
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Di Wang. MAHJONG AND URBAN LIFE: INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, COLLECTIVE INTERESTS, AND CITY IMAGE IN POST-MAO CHINA[J]. International Journal of Asian Studies,2014,11(2):187-210.
APA Di Wang.(2014).MAHJONG AND URBAN LIFE: INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, COLLECTIVE INTERESTS, AND CITY IMAGE IN POST-MAO CHINA.International Journal of Asian Studies,11(2),187-210.
MLA Di Wang."MAHJONG AND URBAN LIFE: INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, COLLECTIVE INTERESTS, AND CITY IMAGE IN POST-MAO CHINA".International Journal of Asian Studies 11.2(2014):187-210.
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