FEI XIAOTONG FROM THE SOIL PDF

FEI XIAOTONG FROM THE SOIL PDF

This classic text by Fei Xiaotong, China’s finest social scientist, was first published in and is Fei’s chief theoretical statement about the distinctive. Anna Sun In Review | Books From the Soil: The Foundations of Chinese Society. A Translation of Fei Xiaotong’s Xiangtu Zhongguo, trans., with an introduction. This classic text by Fei Xiaotong, China’s finest social scientist, was first From the Soil describes the contrasting organizational principles of Chinese and.

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In From the SoilChina’s foremost sociologist offered his insights, based on fieldwork in China and residence in the West, into this fascinating question. Written in Chinese from a Chinese point of view for a Chinese audience, From the Soil describes the contrasting organizational principles of Chinese and Western societies, thereby conveying the essential features of both. Keith Campbell is currently reading it Sep 03, He also observes how Chinese political structure is on a “two-track” system: Translated by Hamilton, Gary G.

Xiaotong FeiGary G. Rentara marked it as to-read Dec 27, The relationships are defined by hierarchies of social standing and power, such are fathers over sons, and husbands over wives: Daniel Butcher rated it really liked it Sep 13, But such condition provides some pride people a good excuse to make laugh at rural people and feel superior. Reviews “A lucid and fascinating work about Chinese society and values. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

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Rachel Aytes rated it liked it Jan 18, A thorough and easily understandable read concering the grassroot origins of social interaction in modern China. These rings of association flow out in an ever widening circle from family, to kinship group, to village, to province, to nation. Hamilton and Wang Zheng’s translation captures Fei’s jargonless, straightforward style of writing.

Some 40, already left since Indeedido marked it as to-read Jan 11, Fei shows how these unique features reflect and are reflected in the moral and ethical characters of people in these societies. Dec 06, Damir rated it it was amazing Shelves: Their introduction describes Fei’s education and career as a sociologist, the fate of his writings on and off the Mainland, and the sociological significance of his analysis. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Sep 17, Iris Sun rated it it was amazing. In its first complete English-language edition, it is likely to have a wide impact on Western dei theorists.

From the Soil: The Foundations of Chinese Society

Michael Dufresne rated it it was amazing Jun 14, Shea rated it really liked it Jul 19, I would be surprised to not find this requred reading for anyone doing Sinology studes. Open Preview See a Problem?

Martijn rated it it was amazing Jan 21, It can help a lot to understand the current Chinese society. Nominal work by the “father of Chinese anthropology”.

State magistrates had no role in daily village life. Jie rated it it was amazing Feb 16, Allyce Yang added it Nov 25, Written in Chinese from a Chinese point of view for a Chinese audience, From the Soil describes the contrasting organizational principles of Chinese and Western societies, thereby conveying the essential features of both.

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Teri rated it it was amazing Dec 13, Hamilton and Wang Zheng’s translation captures Fei’s jargonless, straightforward style of writing. Written in Chinese from a Chinese point of view for a Chinese audience, From the Soil describes the contrasting organizational principles of Chinese and Western societies, thereby conveying the essential features of both.

Originally written with a Chinese audience in mind for the purpose of explicitly delineating the unique characteristics of their society, the book is also xioatong outside of China as a way to study and relate to Chinese society. HamiltonWang Zheng Limited preview – Mar 01, Yaqiao Li rated it it was amazing. Hamilton and Wang Zheng’s translation captures Fei’s jargonless, straightforward style of writing.

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From the Soil by Xiaotong Fei – Paperback – University of California Press

This profound, challenging book is both succinct and accessible. About the Book This classic text by Fei Xiaotong, China’s finest social scientist, was first published in and is Fei’s chief theoretical statement about the distinctive characteristics of Chinese society. It indeed is what most of us care about and chase for.