Town and Country in China: Identity and Perception

Hardcover | February 9, 2002

EditorDavid Faure

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Contemporary scholars place the rural-urban divide at the center of individual identity in China. This interdisciplinary collection traces the development and distinctions between urban and rural life and the effect on the Chinese sense of identity from the 16th century to the present day. It provides a daunting example of the influence that political ideology may exert on an individual's sense of place.

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Contemporary scholars place the rural-urban divide at the center of individual identity in China. This interdisciplinary collection traces the development and distinctions between urban and rural life and the effect on the Chinese sense of identity from the 16th century to the present day. It provides a daunting example of the influenc...

David Faure is Lecturer in Modern Chinese History and a Fellow at St. Antony's College, Oxford. Tao Tao Liu is Lecturer in Modern Chinese History, University of Oxford and Tutorial Fellow at Wadham College.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.78 × 5.74 × 0.85 inPublished:February 9, 2002Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0333945956

ISBN - 13:9780333945957

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Marveling at the Wonders of the Metropolis: Perceptions of Seventeenth-Century Chinese Cities in the Novell Xingshi Yinyuan Zhuan --Daria Berg * Town and Country Representation as Seen in Temple Fairs--Zhao Shiyu * What Weber Did Not Know: Towns and Economic Development in Ming and Qing China * Village Identity in Rural North China: A Sense of Place in the Diary of Liu Dapeng--Henrietta Harrison * Factories in the Countryside: The Industrial Workforce and Social Division in Nantong County, 1895-1937--Elizabeth Köll * Urban Superiority, Modernity, and Local Identity-A Think Piece on the Case of Shanghai-Hanchao Lu * Civil Society in Late Qing Suzhou--Ma Min * Representing the City: Shanghai and its Maps--Catherine Vance Yeh * Perceptions of City and Country in Republican Fiction--Tao Tao Liu * Redefining the Market Town Through Festivals in South China--Helen F. Siu