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Guilty of indigence : the urban poor in China, 1900-1953

Author: Janet Y Chen
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2014?] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the early twentieth century poverty became the focus of an anguished national conversation about the future of China. Investigating the lives of the urban poor in China during this critical era,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Y Chen
ISBN: 9780691161952 069116195X 9780691152103 0691152101
OCLC Number: 881081633
Description: viii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments vii A Note on Conventions ix Introduction 1 Chapter 1: Between Charity and Punishment 13 Chapter 2: "Parasites upon Society" 46 Chapter 3: "Living Ghosts" during the Nanjing Decade 86 Chapter 4: Beggars or Refugees? 128 Chapter 5: Keeping Company with Ghosts 173 Epilogue 213 Notes 233 Glossary 279 Bibliography 283 Index 303
Responsibility: Janet Y. Chen.

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"The book does a marvelous job of analyzing the discourse surrounding poverty in China. [I]t certainly belongs on the short list of pioneering studies ... that offer sophisticated analyses of the Read more...

 
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