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Drink water, but remember the source : moral discourse in a Chinese village

Author: Ellen Oxfeld
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"While many have studied China's recent rise as an economic power, China itself does not exist soley in the economic realm. Ordinary Chinese still place intense value on moral obligations and the nature of the social ties that connect them to others. This study explores the moral sphere as a key to understanding how rural Chinese experience and talk about their lives in this period of rapid economic transformation.  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Oxfeld
ISBN: 9780520260948 0520260945 9780520260955 0520260953
OCLC Number: 449860419
Description: xviii, 292 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Moonshadow pond: moral expectations and daily life --
Liangxin --
Weighty expectations: women and family virtue --
Everlasting debts --
The moral dilemmas of return visits --
Property rights and wrongs --
"Money causes trouble" --
Conclusion: ethnography and morality.
Responsibility: Ellen Oxfeld.

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While many have studied China's rise as an economic power, China itself does not exist solely in the economic realm. This study explores the moral sphere as a key to understanding how rural Chinese  Read more...

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"Original and important contribution to the fast-growing literature on contemporary China ... Two thumbs up!" Journal Of China Quarterly "Commendable" Chinese Historical Review "Very well written, Read more...

 
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