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Understanding Peasant China: Case Studies in the Philosophy of Social Science
     

Understanding Peasant China: Case Studies in the Philosophy of Social Science

by Daniel Little
 

ISBN-10: 0300054777

ISBN-13: 9780300054774

Pub. Date: 01/29/1992

Publisher: Yale University Press

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

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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 rebellions in Qing China. He not only makes a constructive contribution to these controversies but also provides examples of the diversity of social science research.

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ISBN-13:
9780300054774
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/29/1992
Pages:
333
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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