FEI XIAOTONG FROM THE SOIL PDF

This classic text by Fei Xiaotong, China’s finest social scientist, was first published in and is Fei’s chief theoretical statement about the distinctive. Anna Sun In Review | Books From the Soil: The Foundations of Chinese Society. A Translation of Fei Xiaotong’s Xiangtu Zhongguo, trans., with an introduction. This classic text by Fei Xiaotong, China’s finest social scientist, was first From the Soil describes the contrasting organizational principles of Chinese and.

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Manlin rated it it sil amazing Jul 31, What should our stangers should do? It’s interesting, but I most likely would never have read it unless it were a school assignment. Fei Deng is currently reading it May 25, From the Soil simplified Chinese: Hamilton is Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington. Published August 28th by University of California Press.

Quite thought-provoking and mind-blowing!

It’s contents will definitely stay with me, and I will use them when I talk about China in the future. Written in Chinese from a Chinese point of view for a Chinese audience, From the Soil describes the contrasting Pinky rated it it was amazing Nov 27, Kindle Editionpages.

From the Soil: The Foundations of Chinese Society

This profound, challenging book is both succinct and accessible. From the Soil is a compilation of lecture notes from courses author Fei Xiaotong taught on Chinese rural society in the s, and a series of essays he wrote for Shiji Pingluna Chinese intellectual journal.

A must-read for anyone who looks to dig deeper into the cultural and social traditions of China. Written in Ffi from a Chinese point of view for a Chinese audience, From the Soil describes the contrasting organizational principles of Chinese and Western societies, thereby conveying the essential features of both.

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Michaela added it Nov 01, The translators’ epilogue highlights the social reforms for China that Fei drew from his analysis and advocated in a companion text written in the same period. Disciplines Sociology Social Theory. Charlotte rated it liked it Jan 01, I ciaotong to say many rituals mentioned in this book may even give a hint about where the future of the internet would forward.

From the Soil: The Foundations of Chinese Society by Fei Xiaotong

Loyalty also flows out in the same direction at an ever diminishing rate. Jan 16, Xueqin Chen rated it it was amazing. After Fei was rehabilitated and sociology re-instated as a discipline in China inhe was hired as a professor at Peking University and began teaching From the Soil as one of three required texts to small groups of graduate students. There form no discussion topics on this book yet. Kind of boring, but it was very interesting and had an insightful look into Chinese rural culture.

From the Soil by Xiaotong Fei – Paperback – University of California Press

Written in Chinese from a Chinese point of view for a Chinese audience, From the Soil describes the contrasting organizational principles of Chinese and Western societies, thereby conveying the essential features of both. Sep 17, Iris Sun rated fri it was amazing. Hamilton and Wang Zheng’s translation captures Fei’s jargonless, straightforward style of writing.

Vivid and clearly written, it has long been a classic of Chinese sociology, widely read by Chinese.

Books Digital Products Journals. In its first complete English-language edition, it is likely to have a wide impact on Western social theorists. The translators’ epilogue highlights the social reforms for China that Fei drew from his analysis and advocated in a companion text written in the same period.

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I am, indeed, a member of “them” who are experiencing the rapid change of modern society. The concept helps explain why a powerful empire had little actual control over or influence upon the daily lives of farmers and village artisans.

Rural people had no need of laws or courts.

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In fact, he adds that stability is the purpose of the system. Lists with This Book.

So it is a real question that should we interfere with and change the lives of rurul people to make them suitable for the society we live in.

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This classic text by Fei Xiaotong, China’s finest social scientist, was first published in and is Fei’s chief theoretical statement about the distinctive characteristics of Chinese society. Within this context, Fei offers suggestions on political reform that rest diaotong restoring strong local power. My friend recommended FEI to me 10 years ago, it’s such a pity that I just read it. Martijn rated it it was amazing Jan 21,