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Understanding peasant China : case studies in the philosophy of social science
AuthorLittle, Daniel
Pub. LocationNew HavenPublisherYale University Press
Date1989Phys. Desc.xi, 322 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
LocationDir. Office GalleryCall NumberHD1537.C5 L58 1989
Daniel Little.
" ... 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.
Includes index.
Subject(s)Peasantry--China
Regionalism--China
Agriculture--Economic aspects--China
Peasant uprisings--China--History
Social sciences--China
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #386
ISBN0300043996LCCN88-37233OCLC18909505