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Friedman, Edward 1937-

Works: 40 works in 242 publications in 4 languages and 10,728 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Redactor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: HN15, 309
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Edward Friedman
Revolution, resistance, and reform in village China by Edward Friedman( )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 2,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on nearly 30 years of field and documentary research in rural North China, this book explores the contested relationship between village and state since the 1960's. The authors bring the countryside to life through personal and poignant accounts of villagers across three generations of social upheaval
China's rise, Taiwan's dilemmas and international peace by Edward Friedman( )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is at stake in the triangular relation between China, Taiwan and the United States is nothing less than war and peace in the twenty-first century. If the stereotypes and misconceptions emanating from the media are to be believed, then a war between China and Taiwan is inevitable. This book examines the issue while bringing the Taiwanese views on identity politics to the forefront of the discussion." "The book focuses on China's authoritarian rise and explains how this has created painful dilemmas for a separate and democratic Taiwan while also suggesting different paths that could yet defeat the looming forces of war and contribute to maintaining the peace."--Jacket
Tombstone : the great Chinese famine, 1958-1962 by Jisheng Yang( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the famine that killed roughly thirty-six million Chinese during the Great Leap Forward examines how the communist ideologies and collectivization campaigns perpetuated by the country's leaders caused the catastrophe
America's Asia : dissenting essays on Asian-American relations by Edward Friedman( Book )

16 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese village, socialist state by Edward Friedman( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The detailed portrait of social change in the North China plain depicts how the world of the Chinese peasant evolved during an era of war and revolution and how it in turn shaped the revolutionary process. The authors spent a decade interviewing villagers and rural officials, exploring archives, and investigating villagers with diverse resources and cultural, traditions, and they vividly describe both the promise and the human tragedy of China's rural revolution. Exploring the decades before and after the establishment of the People's Republic in 1949, they trace the growing economic desperation and cultural disintegration that led to the revolution, the reforms undertaken by the Communist leadership that initially brought economic gains and cultural healing, and the tensions that soon developed between party and peasantry. They show that the Communist antimarket and collectivist strategies which culminated in the imposed collectivization of 1955-56 and the disastrous Great Leap Forward of 1958-60, clashed with cherished peasant cultural norms and economic aspirations. Eventually the party's attack on peasant values and interests, the authors find, produced a rupture that threatened both developmental and socialist goals and destroyed the democratic potential of the revolution at its best. -- Provided by publisher
Asia's giants : comparing China and India( )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book contributors reconsider the conventional wisdom that argues that the comparative performance of China has been superior to that of India, bringing together new paradigms for evaluating the two countries in terms of economics, social policy, politics, and diplomacy. The essays show that if not outright wrong, conventional wisdom has proven to be overly simplified. The book looks forward to the potential obstacles to the modernization drives in the two countries, speculating on how the comparison will look decades from now."--Jacket
Backward toward revolution; the Chinese Revolutionary Party by Edward Friedman( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What if China doesn't democratize? : implications for war and peace by Edward Friedman( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring one of the most dynamic and contested regions of the world, this series includes works on political, economic, cultural, and social changes in modern and contemporary Asia and the Pacific
Regional cooperation and its enemies in northeast Asia : the impact of domestic forces by Edward Friedman( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northeast Asia is a region of both extraordinary economic growth and dangerous tensions which could explode in war. This book examines how domestic politics in all the countries of the region - China, Japan, Russia, Taiwan, North Korea and South Korea and, of course, the USA - intensifies the forces of both mutually beneficial prosperity and also war-prone tensions. It goes on to provide policy suggestions for making the better prospects more likely and the worse outcomes less likely. The book, highlighting how domestic imperatives shape foreign policies, will be an important contribution to the literature on Northeast Asian regionalism and the prospects for its future development
The politics of democratization : generalizing East Asian experiences by Edward Friedman( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This timely collection explores democratic transitions in East Asia, arguing against the standard wisdom that European or Christian value systems and socioeconomic forces are essential for democracy to succeed. Instead the contributors convincingly illustrate that political institutions and broad political coalitions, which can be built anywhere by skilled politicians, are keys to consolidating a democratic breakthrough. An exploration of the East Asian experience reveals truths about Western democratization that are usually obscured by popular Western mythologies. This partnership of U.S. and Asian scholars offers the first systematic effort to bring East Asia into the democratization debate in a way that compels one to rethink "the politics of democratization" everywhere. The book therefore is a crucial contribution for all those interested in the broader issues of transitions to democracy."--Jacket
National identity and democratic prospects in socialist China by Edward Friedman( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ascent and decline in the world-system by Edward Friedman( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political transitions in dominant party systems : learning to lose by Joseph Wong( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using country-specific case studies, analysts in the field focus on the lessons that dominant parties might learn from losing and the adaptations they consequently might make in order to survive, to remain competitive or to ultimately re-gain power
New nationalist identities in Post-Leninist transformations : the implications for China by Edward Friedman( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhongguo xiang cun, she hui zhu yi guo jia by Edward Friedman( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu kao cha le 1935 nian zhi 1960 nian hua bei ping yuan nong min de sheng huo.Yan jiu le hua bei ping yuan de she hui zhuang kuang,Zhong dian fang zai yi xie jia ting,Cun min he dang di gan bu shi ru he zhi shen yu dai lai sheng cun ji yu de,Xin chan sheng de she hui zhu yi zhi zhong de
Texture and ornament in the music of Claude Debussy by Edward Friedman( )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Asia degli americani by Edward Friedman( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in Italian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social origins of dictatorship and democracy : lord and peasant in the making of the modern world by Barrington Moore( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and Arabic and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapters discuss the growth of capitalistic democrary in England, France, and the U.S., and the rise of both democrary and repressive forms of government in several nations of Asia
The center cannot hold: the failure of parliamentary democracy in China from the Chinese revolution of 1911 to the World War I in 1914 by Edward Friedman( Book )

5 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How the farmers changed China : power of the people by Kate Xiao Zhou( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this original and provocative book, Kate Zhou argues that Chinese farmers rather than the communist leadership have been the driving force behind their country's phenomenal economic growth and social change. Guided by their own interests rather than by directives from Beijing, farmers in effect have been privatizing land, creating new markets, establishing rural industries, migrating to cities, shaping their own family-size policy, and redefining the role of women. Drawing on rich primary sources and her own years of experience in the countryside, the author focuses on local initiatives and the stories of ordinary people, arguing that the farmers were effective precisely because their movement was spontaneous, leaderless, non-ideological, and apolitical. Yet, their "reform from below" may well lead to the most long-lasting and fundamental changes contemporary China has witnessed
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Revolution, resistance, and reform in village China
Alternative Names
Friedman, Edward 1937-

Fuliman (1937- ).

English (207)

Italian (3)

Chinese (2)

Arabic (1)

China's rise, Taiwan's dilemmas and international peaceChinese village, socialist stateAsia's giants : comparing China and IndiaBackward toward revolution; the Chinese Revolutionary PartyWhat if China doesn't democratize? : implications for war and peaceRegional cooperation and its enemies in northeast Asia : the impact of domestic forcesNational identity and democratic prospects in socialist ChinaPolitical transitions in dominant party systems : learning to lose