Understanding Peasant China

Case Studies in the Philosophy of Social Science


Publisher: Yale University Press


Language: English | Number of Pages: 322 | Format: Paperback

Isbn-10: 0300054777 | Isbn-13: 9780300054774 | Publish date:  | Edition 1

Category: Social Science

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Book Description
In this innovative book, Daniel Little compares the positions of various social scientists regarding debates in China studies. Little 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 rebellion in Qing China. He not only makes a constructive contribution to these controversies but also provides examples of the diversity of social science research.