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China s Women The Change and the Challenge

China's Women: The Change and the Challenge Govind S Kelkar THE Communist Party of China has always regarded the emancipation or women as an integral part of the Chinese revolution. Women were considered "a decisive force" for victory of the revolution. At various stages of the revolutionary movement, the Party leadership expressed concern for women's liberation and for their participation in productive labour and socialist construction of the country. The Party's concern for women's liberation is reflected in some of the popular quotations of Chairman Mao:

RAJASTHAN-Portrait of a Village

October 15, 1977 Portrait of a Village RAMPURA-RAMERI is a village in the district of Jaipur and is located eight miles .off the Delhi-Jaipur highway. The village has a population of 5,000. The major communities of the village are Rajputs, Brahmins, Banias (traders), Jars, and Regars (Chamars). Rampura-Rameri is known as a "progressive" village. Besides agriculture, the major industries of the village include leather-works and carpet-making. The village is provided with modern amenities of life like electricity, tap water, television, a rural bank and educational facilities upto secondary level. In retrospect, then all these amenities and institutions appear skewed in favour of the privileged communities.

Women in Modern China

Women in Modern China Govind S Kelkar "Woman-Work, Women and the Party in Revolutionary China'' by Delia Davin; Oxford University Press, 1976; pp 244.

Faction-forming in China The Lin Piao Incident

for his rightist goals.
Analyses of recent events in, China generally describe them as .a conflict between 'moderates' and 'radicals', Such simple categorisation of the participants in the political process in China obscures more than it clarifies because it oversimplifies a very complex set of relationships among these participants. After a careful review of political developments and the kind of alliances which had been underway since the time of the Cultural Revolution, Ginneken has grouped these alliances into three categories: 1) alliances based on political opinions and political style, 2) alliances based on institutional affiliation, and 3) alliances based on personal relations.

China in World Affairs

standing of "systems theory'' to the problem. He gets stuck in his "operational environment'' and "psychological environment" early on (p 15) and really never gets unstuck. His mechanical repetition of jargon and his effort to stuff facts into jargon produces a most bizarre hotchpotch of circularity, repetition of the obvious, and inability to spell out problems.

Science for the People

Science for the People Govind S Kelkar China; Science Walks on Two Legs, edited by Dan Connell and Dan Gover; Avon Publishers, 1974; pp 316; Price $ 1.75 THE book is a report on China by a 10-member delegation of Science for the People. Science for the People is a national organisation of scientific workers in the United States. The organisation's stated objectives are to analyse and respond to many conflicts between the potential value of science and its actual effects. In this book, the authors describe their visit to China in early 1973 and their view of the ways in which Chinese scientists and workers, specialists and non-specialists, interact with one another to work for common goals.

Kisan Unrest and the Congress in Uttar Pradesh, 1920-1922

The role of peasant organisations in Indian nationalism has been treated as an incidental aspect of some broader forces, such as the programme and ideology of the Congress. The main purpose of this study of kisan unrest in Uttar Pradesh during the period 1920-22 is to examine the major socio-economic conditions responsible for the kisan discontent. This will help us to understand more clearly the behavioural reality of the politics of nationalism.

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