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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Written in Chinese from a Chinese point of view for a Chinese audience, From xiaotonv Soil describes the contrasting organizational principles of Chinese and Western societies, thereby conveying the essential features of both. This book was a deceptively easy read. Victoria marked it as to-read Aug 12, Written in Chinese from a Chinese point of view for a Chinese audience, From the Soil describes the contrasting xiaotlng principles of Chinese and Western societies, thereby 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.

In its first complete English-language edition, it is likely to have a wide impact on Western social theorists. Allyce Yang added it Nov 25, In his classic work Chinese sociologist Fei Xiaotong explains the nature of Chinese rural society based on his own original field work.

From the Soil: The Foundations of Chinese Society

Cynthia Chang marked it as to-read Dec 11, Lists with This Book. Keith Campbell is currently reading it Sep 03, It is their strong desire to live a better life–the life that is identified as living in a bright apartment, owning a car or entertaining qualified education resources for next generation.

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In addition, he explains how kinship form the nexus of social relationships, governed under rules called guanxiwith every relationship falling under one of many distinct categories. 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.

Trivia About From the Soil: University of California Press. Originally written with a Chinese audience in mind for the purpose of explicitly delineating the unique characteristics of their society, the book is also popular outside of China as a way to study and relate to Chinese society. Rachel Aytes rated it liked it Jan 18, Posted by Grant W.

Tomek Piotrowski rated it it was amazing Sep 21, This profound, challenging book is both succinct and accessible. It indeed is what most of us care about and chase for.

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

HamiltonDoil Wang. Written in Chinese from a Chinese point of view for a Chinese audience, From the Soil describes the contrasting So it is a real question that should we interfere with and change the lives of rurul people to make them suitable for the society we live in. Evan rated it it was amazing Dec 01, This profound, challenging book is both succinct and accessible.

Books by Fei Xiaotong. 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. Philip Boxell marked it as to-read Nov 01, Published August 28th by University of California Press. Christie rated it really liked it May 07, Manlin rated it it was amazing Jul 31, Brian rated it it was ok Feb 24, Wang Zheng is a Ph.

Jan 03, Ray Du rated it it was amazing. Filippo Calzeroni is currently reading it Sep 29, Daniel Butcher rated it really liked it Sep 13, University of California Press- History – pages. While From the Soil was banned in much of the Chinese-speaking world mere years after its publication, today it is one of Fei’s most widely read books and, according to The New York Timesis a “cornerstone of modern sociology and anthropology.

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Hamilton and Wang Zheng’s translation captures Fei’s jargonless, straightforward style of writing.

There are still some , Chinese living in rural conditions, and I’d imagine many of Xiaotong’s observations may still apply, even a few decades after the fact. It was only translated into English in These rings of association flow out in an ever widening circle from family, to kinship group, to village, to province, to nation. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Luke added it Aug 24, Fei shows how these unique features reflect and are reflected in the moral and ethical characters of people in these societies.

I automatically depart tne from them. A must for anyone trying to understand Chinese society and social interaction on a micro scale. No trivia or quizzes yet. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Mar 02, Mosquito is currently reading it. University of California Pr Amazon. Published in s these are translations of essays written thf the eighties. We can also, however, deny the fact that those who live in the country are deprived of the right of announcement.

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