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Topography of politics in rural China : the story of Xiaocun

Author: Xiaoyang Zhu
Publisher: Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, [2015] ©2015
Series: Peking University series on sociology and anthropology, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contemporary Chinese rural life is placed in sharp theoretical and practical focus in this book. State-of-the-art techniques and perspectives are combined to take the reader into Xiaocun, a small village on the east bank of the Dianchi Lake in Kunming City. In 2003, the author published the book Crime and Punishment: The Story of Xiaocun (1931-1997), which dealt with disputes, mediation and punishment in the village  Read more...
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Zhu, Xiaoyang.
Topography of politics in rural China.
Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, [2015]
(DLC) 2014021378
(OCoLC)892578613
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Xiaoyang Zhu
ISBN: 9789814522717 9814522716
OCLC Number: 892699904
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 278 pages .).
Contents: 1. Introduction: "Topography" beyond topography. 1.1. Topography and radical interpretation. 1.2. The "radical interpretation" of peasant-state relations. 1.3. Radical interpretation and social theory. 1.4. Radical interpretation and local knowledge --
Dominant and recessive. 1.5. Radical interpretation and the dwelling approach. 1.6. Chronicling culture and radical interpretation --
2. Water. 2.1. Introduction. 2.2. Water and the east coast of Dianchi. 2.3. Water dispute and water division: The people and the government. 2.4. The legend of water division and "living drama" 2.5. The chant of hydraulics: From the republic era to the peak of socialism. 2.6. From water diversion to water extraction: The transformation of the knowledge types. 2.7. "Water management", "heavenly help" and the leaders of the village --
3. Land. 3.1. Introduction. 3.2. Land and "black land" 3.3. "Sick land". 3.4. Lost land --
the freeway and the dissolution of the traditional way of life. 3.5. Lost land --
the "Great Kunming plan" and the loss of farmland. 3.6. Farmers, "officials" (symbols) and the state. 3.7. Conclusion --
4. Dwelling. 4.1. Water surrounding the village, Li social order, and paradigmatic housing: From commune to new village. 4.2. Three rooms and four wings --
Heterotopia and big families in the equalitarian era. 4.3. Egalitarianism and the complementary differential order --
Managing the land but not the sky. 4.4. "Compensation expectations" and peasant rationality. 4.5. From the new village to urban village: The variation in local politics. 4.6. "Protecting our ideal home" (March 2012, supplementary notes). 4.7. The "stone cat" in the ideal home. 4.8. "Opening ceremony" --
6. Conclusion. 5.1. Peasants and the state --
Through the lens of political economy. 5.2. "Extinction" and struggle in everyday life --
Transcending the political economy vision.
Series Title: Peking University series on sociology and anthropology, v. 3.
Responsibility: Zhu Xiaoyang.

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