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Author Siu, Helen F., author.

Title Tracing China : a forty-year ethnographic journey / Helen F. Siu.

Publication Info. Aberdeen : Hong Kong University Press, 2016.

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Description 1 online resource (527 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Tracing China's journey began from exploring rural revolution and reconstitutions of community in South China. Spanning decades of rural-urban divide, it finally uncovers China's global reach and Hong Kong's cross-border dynamics. Helen Siu traverses physical and cultural landscapes to examine political tumults transforming into everyday lives, and fathom the depths of human drama amid China's frenetic momentum toward modernity. Highlighting complicity, Siu portrays how villagers, urbanites, cadres, entrepreneurs, and intellectuals-laden with historical baggage-venture forward. But have they v.
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part 1: Tracing Meaningful Life-Worlds; 1. Reflections on Historical Anthropology; 2. Cultural Identity and the Politics of Difference in South China; Part 2: Moving Targets; 3. Images; 4. China's Century; Part 3: Structuring and Human Agency; 5. Socialist Peddlers and Princes in a Chinese Market Town; 6. Recycling Rituals; 7. Reconstituting Dowry and Brideprice in South China; Part 4: Culturing Power; 8. Recycling Tradition; 9. Lineage, Market, Pirate, and Dan; 10. The Grounding of Cosmopolitans; Part 5: History between the Lines.
11. Where Were the Women?12. Social Responsibility and Self-Expression; Part 6: Place-Making; 13. Subverting Lineage Power; 14. The Cultural Landscape of Luxury Housing in South China; 15. Positioning "Hong Kongers" and "New Immigrants"; 16. Grounding Displacement; Part 7: Historical Global and the Asian Postmodern; 17. Hong Kong; 18. Women of Influence; 19. Retuning a Provincialized Middle Class in Asia's Urban Postmodern; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
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Subject China, Southeast -- Civilization.
Hong Kong (China) -- Civilization.
Ethnology -- China, Southeast.
Ethnology -- China -- Hong Kong.
Rural-urban relations -- China, Southeast.
Rural-urban relations -- China -- Hong Kong.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Siu, Helen F. Tracing China : A Forty-Year Ethnographic Journey. Aberdeen : Hong Kong University Press, ©2016 9789888083732
ISBN 9789888313396 (electronic bk.)
9888313398 (electronic bk.)