Summary Book Review Chinese Sociology and Anthropology by :
Download or read book Chinese Sociology and Anthropology written by and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page 430 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vol. 1- includes Glossary of sociological and anthropological terms.
Author :Arif Dirlik Publisher :The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press Release Date :2012-02-03 ISBN 10 :9789629964757 Pages :384 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.6/5 (475 users download)
Summary Book Review Sociology and Anthropology in Twentieth Century China by Arif Dirlik:
Download or read book Sociology and Anthropology in Twentieth Century China written by Arif Dirlik and published by The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press. This book was released on 2012-02-03 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Within this text, the contributors provide a historical perspective on the development of anthropology and sociology since their introduction to Chinese thought and education in the early twentieth century, with an emphasis on the 1930s and 1980s. The authors offer different windows on theoretical and research agendas of anthropologists and sociologists of the PRC and Taiwan, shaped as much by their political context as by disciplinary training. In examining the careers of several individual scholars, they also make note not only of their creative contributions, but also of the resonance of their intellectual concerns with contemporary issues in sociology and anthropology (culturalism, frontiers, women). Finally, the volume is organized loosely around the problem of how to translate these disciplines into a Chinese context(s), the issues of "indigenization" (bentuhua) or "making Chinese" (Zhongguohua), which have haunted the two disciplines since their establishment in the 1930s because of the contradictory expectations that they generate. This is where the case of China resonates with similar concerns in other societies where the disciplines were imported from abroad as products of a Euro/American capitalist modernity, conflicting with aspirations to create their own localized alternative modernities.
Summary Book Review Rural Policy Implementation in Contemporary China by Anna Ahlers:
Download or read book Rural Policy Implementation in Contemporary China written by Anna Ahlers and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At the turn of the millennium, the disparities between rural and urban livelihoods, underdevelopment and administrative shortcomings in the Chinese countryside were increasingly seen as posing a manifest threat to social harmony and economic and political stability. At that time the term "three rural problems" (sannong wenti) was coined which defined the main issues of rural life that needed to be targeted by government action: agriculture (nongye), villages (nongcun) and farmers (nongmin). In turn, with the launch of the 11th Five-Year Plan in 2006, a pledge was made to shift the focus of developmental efforts to the long-neglected countryside, which is still home to half of the Chinese population. This book presents an analysis of adaptive local policy implementation in China in the context of the "Building of a New Socialist Countryside" (BNSC) policy framework. Based on intensive field work in four counties in Fujian, Jiangxi, Shaanxi and Zhejiang Provinces between 2008 and 2011, it offers detailed analyses of the form and impact of county governments’ strategic agency at certain stages and within certain fields of the implementation process (for example, the design of local BNSC programs, the steering of project funding, implementation and evaluation, the establishment of model villages and the management of public participation). Further, this study illustrates that BNSC is far more than the ‘empty slogan’ described by many observers when it was launched in 2005/2006. Instead, it has already brought about considerable shifts in terms of the process and outcomes of rural policy implementation. Altogether, the results of this research challenge existing paradigms by showing how, against the background of contemporary approaches to rural development and recent reforms initiated by the central state, local bureaucracies’ strategic agency can actually push forward effective – albeit not necessarily optimal – policy implementation to some extent, which serves the interests of central authorities, local implementors and rural residents. By tying into the larger debates on China's state capacity and authoritarian adaptability, this book enriches our understanding of the inner workings of the Chinese political system. As such, it will prove invaluable to students and scholars of Chinese politics, public policy and development studies more generally.
Summary Book Review Chinese Sociology by Hon Fai Chen:
Download or read book Chinese Sociology written by Hon Fai Chen and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-09-27 with total page 149 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the institutional development of Chinese sociology from the 1890s to the present. It plots the discipline’s twisting path in the Chinese context, from early Western influences; through the institutionalization of the discipline in the 1930s-40s; its problematic relationship with socialism and interruptions under Marxist orthodoxy and the Cultural Revolution; its revival during the 1980s-90s; to the twin trends of globalization and indigenization in current Chinese sociological scholarship. Chen argues that in spite of the state-building agenda and persistent efforts to indigenize the discipline, the Western model remains pervasively influential, due in large part to the influence of American missionaries, foundations and scholars in the formation and transformation of the Chinese sociological tradition. The history of Chinese sociology is shown to be a contingent process in which globally circulated knowledge, above all the American sociological tradition, has been adapted to the changing contexts of China. This engaging work contributes an important country study to the history of sociology and will appeal to scholars of Chinese history and disciplinary historiography, in addition to social scientists.
Summary Book Review The Anthropological Sciences in China, Defining the Discipline(s) by :
Download or read book The Anthropological Sciences in China, Defining the Discipline(s) written by and published by . This book was released on 1988 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review An Advanced Reader in Chinese Sociology-anthropology by Wallace Stephen Johnson:
Download or read book An Advanced Reader in Chinese Sociology-anthropology written by Wallace Stephen Johnson and published by . This book was released on 1978 with total page 104 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Textbook to prepare the student to read books and articles in Chinese independently"-OCLC
Summary Book Review The Saga of Anthropology in China: From Malinowski to Moscow to Mao by Gregory Eliyu Guldin:
Download or read book The Saga of Anthropology in China: From Malinowski to Moscow to Mao written by Gregory Eliyu Guldin and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-09-16 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.
Summary Book Review Anthropology in China by Gregory Eliyu Guldin:
Download or read book Anthropology in China written by Gregory Eliyu Guldin and published by M.E. Sharpe. This book was released on 1990 with total page 217 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book previously published in 2015 as vol. 20, no. 4 and vol. 21, no. 1 of Chinese sociology and anthropology". Seventh section of Chinese Studies on China series.
Summary Book Review Asian Anthropology by Jan Van Bremen:
Download or read book Asian Anthropology written by Jan Van Bremen and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2004-08-02 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Asian Anthropology raises important questions regarding the nature of anthropology and particularly the production and consumption of anthropological knowledge in Asia. Instead of assuming a universal standard or trajectory for the development of anthropology in Asia, the contributors to this volume begin with the appropriate premise that anthropologies in different Asian countries have developed and continue to develop according to their own internal dynamics. With chapters written by an international group of experts in the field, Asian Anthropology will be a useful teaching tool and a valuable resource for scholars working in Asian anthropology.
Summary Book Review The Social Sciences And Fieldwork In China by Anne F Thurston:
Download or read book The Social Sciences And Fieldwork In China written by Anne F Thurston and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-07-11 with total page 161 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Following the formation of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 1977 and the beginning of a Sino-American scholarly exchange program in October 1978, a small number of foreigners has been able to conduct fieldwork in China after a hiatus of over thirty years. Welcomed though these new opportunities were by potential U.S. field researchers, the initial stage of enthusiasm was shortly overshadowed by both the difficulties foreign researchers faced in China and the imposition, in early 1981, of a temporary moratorium on long-term fieldwork by outsiders. Sober without being pessimistic, realistic without being discouraging, the contributors to this book describe the context in which fieldwork in China became possible, the constraints under which foreign fieldworkers have labored, and the potential rewards of field research to both Chinese and U.S. scholars. They also assess the relative value of fieldwork in China versus fieldwork at its gate, Hong Kong. The book includes substantive reports by U.S. and Chinese scholars (among them Fei Xiaotong, China's preeminent social anthropologist) as well as concrete advice to those contemplating field research in China.
Summary Book Review The Making of Anthropology in East and Southeast Asia by Bosco Yamashita:
Download or read book The Making of Anthropology in East and Southeast Asia written by Bosco Yamashita and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2004 with total page 374 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a path-breaking series of essays the contributors to this collection explore the development of anthropological research in Asia. The volume includes writings on Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines.
Summary Book Review Cultural Perspectives on Reproductive Health by Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer:
Download or read book Cultural Perspectives on Reproductive Health written by Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2001-08-23 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume brings together studies carried out in a variety of contexts to explore the relevance of the notion of reproductive health and the role of culture in shaping its diverse manifestations. The perspective that guides the collection is informed by anthropological and sociological research on the body, pluralism, and medicalization, and by recent debates regarding women's health and the need to reconcile global agendas and local conditions. The fourteen chapters provide views of how reproductive health is viewed by women and men in different parts of the world, mainly at the level of local communities---in India, Egypt, Mexico, Kenya, and South Africa---but also in centres of power in China and Iran, and in modern (and post-modern) settings of the North and Far East. The methodological approaches used by authors are varied, but all share a concern with the perceptions, decisions, and rationalizations that surround health and reproduction. A central theme is the correspondence between professional and lay models of reproductive health, and some chapters explicitly seek to uncover the logic of practices that appear irrational from a biomedical point of view. By analysing behaviour from the perspective of the actors themselves, they show the relevance of local notions for understanding the factors that constitute risks for reproductive ill-health, including conditions of material deprivation, constraints in seeking care, and inappropriate use of therapies and technologies. "Cultural Perspectives on Reproductive Health" illustrates complex processes of negotiation, adaptation, and manipulation in the formulation of ideas and policies related to reproductive health through analyses of such topics as the state's discourse on population, religious constraints on abortion care, professional and legal policies on reproductive technologies, health professionals' response to violence, and the dilemmas that emerge from the new diagnostic and genetic techniques. It also invites reflection on the societal construction of rights across cultures and on the place of cultural explanations in analyses of reproductive health.