Village and Family in Contemporary China
by William L. Parish and Martin King Whyte
University of Chicago Press, 1978
Paper: 978-0-226-64591-9 | Cloth: 978-0-226-64590-2
Library of Congress Classification HQ684.P37
Dewey Decimal Classification 301.420951

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
After 1949 the Chinese Communists carried out land reform, the collectivization of agriculture, and the formation of people's communes. The new economic and political organizations that emerged have made peasant life more comfortable and secure, but many economic and status differentials and traditional customs remain resistant to change. Focusing on rural Kwangtung province, William L. Parish and Martin King Whyte examine the rural work-incentive system, village equality and inequality, rural health care and education, marriage customs, and the position of women, among other topics, to determine what and how much of the traditional Chinese ways of life is left in Communist China.

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