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Eating rice from bamboo roots : the social history of a community of handicraft papermakers in rural Sichuan, 1920-2000

Author: Jan Jacob Karl Eyferth
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Asia Center : Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2009.
Series: Harvard East Asian monographs, 314.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on a study of rural papermakers in Sichuan, China, between 1920 and 2000, this book traces the changes in the distribution of knowledge that led to a massive transfer of technical control from villages to cities; from primary producers to managerial elites and from men to women.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Eyferth, Jan Jacob Karl, 1962-
Eating rice from bamboo roots.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Asia Center : Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2009
(OCoLC)644150562
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Jacob Karl Eyferth
ISBN: 9780674032880 0674032888
OCLC Number: 261174538
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: xiv, 335 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Locations of skill --
Community and kinship in the Jiajiang hills --
Class and commerce --
Artisans into peasants --
Papermakers on the socialist road, 1949-1958 --
The Great Leap famine and rural deindustrialization --
The return to household production --
Paper trade and village industries in the reform era --
The Jiandanqiao Stele.
Series Title: Harvard East Asian monographs, 314.
Responsibility: Jacob Eyferth.
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The process of transforming bamboo into paper involves production-related and social skills, as well as the everyday skills that allowed Sichuan papermakers to survive in an era of tumultuous change.  Read more...

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