By Li Zhang
The article reviews several books including
Against the Law: Labor Protests in China's Rustbelt and Sunbelt, by Ching Kwan Lee,
Creating Market Socialism: How Ordinary People Are Shaping Class and Status in China, by Carolyn L. Hsu
Revolution, Resistance, and Reform in Village China, by Edward Friedman, Paul G. Pickowicz and Mark Selden.