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Village life in China : a study in sociology
AuthorSmith, Arthur Henderson, 1845-1932
Cohen, Myron L. (Myron Leon), 1937-
Pub. LocationBostonPublisherLittle, Brown and Company
Date1970Phys. Desc.xxvi, 278 p. : Ill., ports. ; 21 cm.
LocationReading RoomCall NumberDS721.V566 S658 1970
Village life in China : a study in sociology / Arthur H. Smith, with an introduction by Myron L. Cohen.
Originally published: New York: Fleming H. Revell, 1899.
Includes index.

Contents: Part I. The village, its institutions, usages, and public characters -- The Chinese village -- Construction of villages -- Village nomenclature -- Country roads -- The village ferry -- Village wells -- The village shop -- The village theatre -- Village schools and traveling scholars -- Chinese higher education -- The village high school, examinations, recent educational edicts -- Village temples and religious societies -- Cooperation in religious observances -- Cooperation in religious observances -- Cooperation in markets and fairs -- Cooperative loan societies -- Societies for watching the crops -- Village and city rain-making -- The village hunt -- Village weddings and funerals -- New Year in Chinese villages -- The village bully -- Village headmen.
Part II. Village family life -- Village boys and men -- Chinese country girls and women -- Monotony and vacuity of village life -- Unstable equilibrium of the Chinese family -- Instability from family disunity.
Part III. Regeneration of the Chinese village -- What can Christianity do for China?

Subject(s)China--Social life and customs--1644-1911
Villages--China--19th century
China--Rural conditions--19th century
Missions--China--19th-20th centuries
SeriesLittle, Brown Series in Anthropology
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryEditionFirst PrintingRec. #15872