China's Longest Campaign: Birth Planning In The People's Republic, 1949-2005
by White, Tyrene
About This Book
This book offers an analysis of China's great social experiment, the One-Child Campaign, the family planning programme that aimed to subject reproduction to state planning. Twenty years' worth of research, fieldwork and interviews have gone into this study.
Author Tyrene White explores the origins of this campaign as a population control measure and as an instrument of political control, the reactions of the rural populations, the punishing outcome (infanticide and infant abandonment) and a political analysis of the country's massive sterilization drive of 1983. White also presents her arguments to show that China's birth planning campaign grew to become an essential tool for rural governance.
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