FEI XIAOTONG FROM THE SOIL PDF

This classic text by Fei Xiaotong, China’s finest social scientist, was first published in and is Fei’s chief theoretical statement about the distinctive. Anna Sun In Review | Books From the Soil: The Foundations of Chinese Society. A Translation of Fei Xiaotong’s Xiangtu Zhongguo, trans., with an introduction. This classic text by Fei Xiaotong, China’s finest social scientist, was first From the Soil describes the contrasting organizational principles of Chinese and.

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Trivia About From the Soil: All Chinese are born into unchosen associations that are sanctified by the concept of ritual.

From the Soil: The Foundations of Chinese Society by Fei Xiaotong

I have to say many rituals mentioned in this book may even give a hint about where the future of the internet would forward. The translators’ epilogue highlights the social reforms for China that Fei drew from his analysis and advocated in a companion text written in the same period.

It is their strong desire to live a better life–the life that is identified as living in a bright apartment, owning a car or entertaining qualified education resources for next generation.

Hamilton is Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington. Some 40, already left since So it is a real question that should we interfere with and change the lives of rurul people to make the “Written and spoken language is a tool of frrom, but it is not the only tool. What I need might only a lesson that makes me understand the importance of changing, that I should not depend too much on the past.

Refresh and try again. Troy S rated it really liked it Apr 16, Fei shows how these unique features reflect and are reflected in the moral and ethical characters of people in these societies. It can help a lot to understand the current Chinese society. State teh had no role in daily village life.

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Translated by Hamilton, Gary G. Written in Chinese from a Chinese point of view for a Chinese audience, From the Soil describes the contrasting organizational principles of Chinese and Western societies, thereby This classic text by Fei Xiaotong, China’s finest social scientist, was first published in and is Fei’s chief theoretical statement about the distinctive characteristics of Chinese society.

Luke added it Aug 24, Manlin rated it it was amazing Jul 31, Jie rated it it was amazing Feb 16, The translators’ epilogue highlights the social reforms for China that Fei drew from his analysis and advocated in a companion text written in the same period.

Their introduction describes Fei’s education and career as a sociologist, the fate of his writings on and off the Mainland, and the sociological significance of his analysis. This classic text by Fei Xiaotong, China’s finest social scientist, was first published in and is Fei’s chief theoretical statement about the distinctive characteristics of Chinese society.

From the Soil: The Foundations of Chinese Society

In addition, he explains how kinship form the nexus of social relationships, governed under rules called guanxithr every relationship falling under one of many distinct categories.

Matt rated it it was amazing May 13, Qingling is currently reading it Feb 14, The author observes that chazugeju has many ramifications. Thursday, September 7, Review: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Newer Post Older Post Home. However after sitting down and attempting to write a short review of it, it is clear that it is far from a simple description of Chinese village life.

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Victoria marked it as to-read Aug 12, Their introduction describes Fei’s education and career as a sociologist, the fate of his writings on and off the Mainland, and the sociological significance of his analysis.

My friend recommended FEI to me 10 years ago, it’s such a pity that I just read it. Quite thought-provoking and mind-blowing! Fei shows how these unique features reflect and are reflected in the moral and ethical characters of people in these societies. Hamilton and Wang Zheng’s translation captures Fei’s jargonless, straightforward style of writing.

From the Soil by Xiaotong Fei – Paperback – University of California Press

Want to Read saving…. The rest–no matter what challenges or obstacles are what I am bound to encounter te bear without compaint.

I automatically depart myself from them. It is just a professor of sociology in China’s notes he used in class, turned into a novel. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Mar 22, Simone rated it it was amazing Shelves: We can also, however, deny the fact that those who live in the country are deprived of the right of announcement. Wang Zheng is a Ph. Retrieved from ” https: It is wonderful finally to have it available in English. Kind of boring, but it was very interesting and had an insightful look into Chinese rural culture.

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