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Village and Family in Contemporary China

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After 1949 the Chinese Communists carried out land reform, the collectivization of agriculture, and the formation of people's communes. The new economic and political organizations that emerged have made peasant life more comfortable and secure, but many economic and status differentials and traditional customs remain resistant to change. Focusing on rural Kwangtung province, William L. Parish and Martin King Whyte examine the rural work-incentive system, village equality and inequality, rural health care and education, marriage customs, and the position of women, among other topics, to determine what and how much of the traditional Chinese ways of life is left in Communist China.

About the Author

William L. Parish is professor of sociology and Director of the Center for Far Eastern Studies, University of Chicago. Martin King Whyte is professor of sociology and an associate of the Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan.

Table of Contents

The Setting

Kwangtung Province

Collective Agricultural Organization

Institutional Arrangements and the Pursuit of Equality

Material Equality and Inequality

Health, Education, and Welfare Policies

Status and Power

The Pursuit of Equality and Peasant Satisfaction

Family Organization and Ritual Life

Household Structure and Birth Control

Marriage and Divorce

Intrafamily Relations

The Changing Role of Women

Life-Cycle Ceremonies and Ritual Life

The Annual Cycle of Festivals

Communities and Change

Changing Patterns of Cooperation and Conflict

Conclusions

Appendixes

Methodological Notes

Village Characteristics and Interrelations

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226645919
Author:
Parish, William
Author:
Whyte, Martin K.
Author:
Whyte, Martin King
Author:
Parish, William L.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Sociology - Marriage & Family
Subject:
Villages
Subject:
Sociology-Children and Family
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
19800831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
436
Dimensions:
9.04x5.88x.93 in. 1.12 lbs.
Age Level:
Sociology / Marriage & Family

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