China's Peasants by Sulamith Heins Potter
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China's Peasants
By Sulamith Heins Potter

China's Peasants

The Anthropology of a Revolution

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China's Peasants by Sulamith Heins Potter

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This landmark study of Zengbu, a Cantonese community, is the first comprehensive analysis of a rural Chinese society by foreign anthropologists since the Revolution in 1949. Jack and Sulamith Potter examine the revolutionary experiences of Zengbu's peasant villagers and document the rapid changeover from Maoist to post-Maoist China. In particular, they seek to explain the persistence of the deep structure of Chinese culture through thirty years of revolutionary praxis. The authors assess the continuities and changes in rural China, moving from the traditional social organization and cultural life of the pre-revolutionary period through the series of large-scale efforts to implement planned social change which characterized Maoism - land reform, collectivization, the Great Leap Forward, and the Cultural Revolution. They examine in detail late Maoist society in 1979-80 and go on to describe and analyse the extraordinary changes of the post-Mao years, during which Zengbu was decollectivized, and traditional customs and religious practices reappeared.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521355216
ISBN-10: 0521355214
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 376
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Mar-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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China's Peasants by Sulamith Heins Potter China's Peasants, Paperback (March 1990)

A study of Zengbu, a Cantonese community, in rural China. The study was carried out by foreign anthropologists after the Revolution of 1949. The revolutionary experiences of the peasant villagers are documented as is the rapid changeover from Maoist to post-Maoist China.

Family Life in a Northern Thai Village by Sulamith Heins Potter Family Life in a Northern Thai Village, Paperback (January 1980)

Probes family social structure and social organization in Chiangmai, a Northern Thai village. Rejecting the traditional 'loosely structured' theory of the Thai family, Potter suggests a system that is female-centered with structurally significant consanguineal ties between women rather than men.

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