|Understanding peasant China : case studies in the philosophy of social science|
|Pub. Location||New Haven||Publisher||Yale University Press|
|Date||1989||Phys. Desc.||xi, 322 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Location||Dir. Office Gallery||Call Number||HD1537.C5 L58 1989|
" ... compares the positions of various social scientists regarding debates in China studies. [the author] focuses on four topics: the relative importance of individual rationality and community values in explaining traditional peasant behavior; the role of marketing and transportation systems in Chinese society; the causes of agricultural stagnation in traditional China; and the reasons for peasant rebellions in Qing China. He not only makes a constructive contribution to these controversies but also provides examples of the diversity of social science research." --back cover
Bibliography: p. 301-315.