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Village governance in North China, 1875-1936

Village governance in North China, 1875-1936

Author: Huaiyin Li
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2005.
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This book is about village governance in China during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Drawing on government archives from Huailu county, Hebei province, it explores local practices and official systems of social control, land taxation, and "self government" at the village level. Its analysis of peasant behaviors bridges the gap between the rational choice and moral economy models by taking into  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic book
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Li, Huaiyin.
Village governance in North China, 1875-1936.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004013447
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Huaiyin Li
ISBN: 1423716671 9781423716679 9780804750912 0804750912
OCLC Number: 61248139
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 325 pages) : maps
Contents: Introduction --
The setting --
Cooperation and control in the peasant community --
Rules, self interest, and strategies --
Tax collection --
Land and tax administration --
Power, discourse, and legitimacy --
Cooperation and conflict over village schools --
Elite activism --
Village reorganization --
Uncovering "black land."
Responsibility: Huaiyin Li.
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A study of village governance in late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century China that reinterprets peasant behavior, village community, and state-society relations.  Read more...


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"This is truly a well-written book on China's village governance, a very good example of combining theory, first-hand materials and sophisticated analysis. Even though Li is cautious in extending his Read more...

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