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Human Rights in China : A Social Practice in the Shadows of Authoritarianism. / Pils, Eva.

Cambridge : Polity, 2017. 256 p. (China today series).

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Pils, E 2017, Human Rights in China: A Social Practice in the Shadows of Authoritarianism. China today series, Polity, Cambridge.

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Pils, E. (2017). Human Rights in China: A Social Practice in the Shadows of Authoritarianism. (China today series). Polity.

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Pils E. Human Rights in China: A Social Practice in the Shadows of Authoritarianism. Cambridge: Polity, 2017. 256 p. (China today series).

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Pils, Eva. / Human Rights in China : A Social Practice in the Shadows of Authoritarianism. Cambridge : Polity, 2017. 256 p. (China today series).

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