Fei Xiaotong and Sociology in Revolutionary China by R. David Arkush, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Fei Xiaotong and Sociology in Revolutionary China

Fei Xiaotong and Sociology in Revolutionary China

by R. David Arkush
     
 

This biographical study of one of China's leading social scientists follows his history from birth until the present moment, and includes a bibliography of his books and articles. Trained in London under Malinowski, Fei Xiaotong achieved eminence in the 1930s and 1940s for his pioneering studies of Chinese peasant life and for his popular articles, which stirred a

Overview

This biographical study of one of China's leading social scientists follows his history from birth until the present moment, and includes a bibliography of his books and articles. Trained in London under Malinowski, Fei Xiaotong achieved eminence in the 1930s and 1940s for his pioneering studies of Chinese peasant life and for his popular articles, which stirred a wide audience in China to an awareness of social and political problems. A non-Marxist who came to sympathize with the Communists, Fei was gradually constrained in his activities after the Revolution until, in the 1950s, a massive propaganda campaign vilified him as a bourgeois rightist intellectual. Almost twenty years of silence and disgrace followed. Only recently, following the death of Mao, has Fei suddenly reemerged as a leader in the effort to revitalize the social sciences in China.

The story of Fei's life told here is, in a sense, the story of Westernized intellectuals in China at a time of peasant revolution. His writings enunciate the views of a sensitive observer of Chinese and Western society during that period of dramatic change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674298156
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1981
Series:
Harvard East Asian Monographs Series, #98
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.33(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.51(d)

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