Generations, Political Status, and Collective Memories in the Chinese Countryside

  title={Generations, Political Status, and Collective Memories in the Chinese Countryside},
  author={M. Kent Jennings and Ning Zhang},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  pages={1164 - 1189}
Interviews with a probability sample of villagers and with local cadres in four counties are used to explore their collective memories based on self-reports about the most important events over the past half century. As expected, public events dominate these memories, with the cadres citing party and state-related occurrences relatively more often than do the villagers. Generational effects reflecting the impact of events occurring during one's formative years are especially pronounced among… 
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