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St Antony's Series

Town and Country in China

Identity and Perception

Authors: Faure, David, Liu, Tao Tao

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The transformation in Chinese social theory in the twentieth century placed the rural-urban divide at the centre of individual identity. In 1500, such distinctions were insignificant and it was the emergence of political reforms in the early 1920s and 1930s which separated cities and towns as agents of social change and encouraged a perception of rural backwardness. This interdisciplinary collection traces the development and distinctions between urban and rural life and the effect on the Chinese sense of identity from the sixteenth century to the present day. It provides a daunting example of the influence that political ideology may exert on an individual's sense of place.

About the authors

DARIA BERG Lecturer in Chinese Literature, University of Durham HENRIETTA HARRISON Lecturer in History, University of Leeds ELISABETH KÖLL Assistant Professor, Department of History, Case Western Reserve University HANCHAO LU Associate Professor, School of History, Technology and Society, Georgia Institute of Technology MA MIN Professor of History, Central China Normal University HELEN F. SIU Professor in Anthropology, Yale University ZHAO SHIYU Professor of History, Beijing Normal University CATHERINE VANCE YEH Institute of Chinese Studies, University of Heidelberg

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Faure, David (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Marvelling at the Wonders of the Metropolis: Perceptions of Seventeenth-Century Chinese Cities in the novel Xingshi yinyuan zhuan …

    Berg, Daria

    Pages 17-40

  • Town and Country Representation as Seen in Temple Fairs

    Shiyu, Zhao

    Pages 41-57

  • What Weber Did Not Know: Towns and Economic Development in Ming and Qing China

    Faure, David

    Pages 58-84

  • Village Identity in Rural North China: a Sense of Place in the Diary of Liu Dapeng

    Harrison, Henrietta

    Pages 85-106

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eBook $109.00
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Softcover $149.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Town and Country in China
Book Subtitle
Identity and Perception
Authors
Series Title
St Antony's Series
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-07001-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-07001-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-94595-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-66298-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 260
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