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Frolic, B. Michael 1937-

Overview
Works: 19 works in 78 publications in 4 languages and 3,177 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Interviews  Bibliography  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HN737, 306.0951
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Most widely held works by B. Michael Frolic
Mao's people : sixteen portraits of life in revolutionary China by B. Michael Frolic( )

21 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in English and held by 2,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How do we apply Chairman Mao's Thought to get fat pigs?" Squad Leader Ho (who knew the most about pigs) replied that, according to Chairman Mao, one must investigate the problem fully from all sides, and then integrate practice and theory. Ho concluded that the reason for our skinny pigs had to be found in one of three areas: the relationship between the pigs and their natural environment (excluding man); the relationship between the cadres and the pigs; and the relationship among the pigs themselves. And so the city slickers, sent down to the countryside for political reeducation, set out to find the Thousand-Dollar Pig, much to the bemusement of the local peasants. The sixteen stories collected in this remarkable book give firsthand accounts of daily life in contemporary China. From 250 interviews conducted in Hong Kong between 1972 and 1976, Mr. Frolic has created charming vignettes that show how individuals from all parts of China led their lives in the midst of rapid social change and political unrest. We hear about oil prospectors, rubber growers, and factory workers, Widow Wang and her sit-in to get a larger apartment, the thoroughly corrupt Man Who Loved Dog Meat, the young people who flew kites to protest antidemocratic tendencies. As fresh and original as the individual accounts are, common and timeless themes emerge: the sluggishness of an agrarian society in responding to modernization; the painful lack of resources in a poor and gigantic country; the constraints imposed on common people by the bureaucracy; the way in which individuals outwardly support the system and inwardly resist it; the limitations of heavy and conflicting doses of ideology in motivating individuals. But there are also recurrent motifs of economic and social progress: production rises, illiteracy declines, and socialist values have impact. A new China has emerged, though change is occurring far more slowly than its leaders had intended. Mao's People contains much new information on China both for the general reader and for specialists in the field. Above all, it is a completely engrossing and vivid glimpse into the ways of a nation we are only beginning to discover
Civil society in China by Timothy Brook( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu xi 1995 nian you jia na da duo lun duo da xue he yue ke da xue ya tai yan jiu lian he zhong xin ju ban de"zhong guo gong min she hui"tao lun hui lun wen hui bian,Jian xue li yan jiu ji ge an fen xi,Han gai zheng zhi ke xue,Li shi,Jiao yu,Zong jiao deng zhu duo xue shu ling yu
Reluctant adversaries : Canada and the People's Republic of China, 1949-1970( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Peuple de Mao : scenes de la vie en Chine revolutionnaire by B. Michael Frolic( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in French and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet urban and regional planning and administration: an annotated bibliography from Western language sources, compiled by B. Michael Frolic by B. Michael Frolic( Book )

5 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China's second wave of development : the Yangtze River Region by B. Michael Frolic( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La società rurale nei due modelli di socialismo : Cina e Unione Sovietica( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in Italian and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The emergence of civil society in China by B. Michael Frolic( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy, human rights, and civil society in South East Asia( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Soviet city by B. Michael Frolic( Book )

3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An annotated bibliography on Soviet urban and regional planning and administration (Western language sources) by B. Michael Frolic( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet urban politics by B. Michael Frolic( Book )

7 editions published between 1970 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xin kai duan( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliography on Soviet urban and regional planning and administration by B. Michael Frolic( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beiping jing xiang : yi ge wai jiao guan de jian wen by B. Michael Frolic( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Town and country in China : interview transcripts( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An annotated bibliography on Soviet urban and regional planning and administration by B. Michael Frolic( )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mao's People Sixteen Portraits of Life in Revolutionary China by B. Michael Frolic( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The dragon rises : [the Yangtze Delta]( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Frolic, B. Michael

Frolic, Bernard 1937-

Frolic, Michael B. 1937-

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