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Title Fieldwork in modern Chinese history : a research guide / edited by Thomas David DuBois and Jan Kiely
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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 Ethnology Library  DS734.95 .F54 2020    AVAILABLE    30520020882990
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  DS734.95 F463 2020    AVAILABLE    30530001349364
 人文社會聯圖  DS734.95 .F54 2020    AVAILABLE    30600020132917
Descript xxv, 306 pages : illustration, maps ; 25 cm
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Series The historical anthropology of Chinese society series ; 3
Historical anthropology of Chinese society series ; 3
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Editors' preface: Fieldwork in modern Chinese history / Thomas David DuBois and Jan Kiely -- Section 1. History and fieldwork in historical perspective -- They went to the people but did they hear them? Comments on field research in China the 1920s and 1930s / David Faure -- A brief history of Japanese field research on China / Linda Grove -- The traditionalist phase in Taiwan anthropology: 1960-1980 / Myron L. Cohen -- Section 2. Work reflections -- Fieldwork for Ming historians / Michael Szonyi -- Conducting fieldwork as a local: Perspectives from Hulunbuir / Guan Yuxia, with Zhang Wei -- Who are they, and who am I? : Discovering gender and ethnicity in the Sino-Tibetan borderland / Xiaofei Kang -- Ritual performance in changing local society / Stephen Jones -- Beyond the border of disciplines and societies: From fieldwork among the Lahu to the history of bazi basins / Jianxiong Ma -- Section 3. Walking the ground, talking to people -- Basic questions for fieldwork on pre-1949 Chinese society / John Lagerwey -- Festivals in the field--a social historical perspective / Paul R. Katz -- Doing historical-anthropological fieldwork in Jiangnan: gazetteers, newspapers, and real life / Vincent Goossaert -- Incorporating historical GIS in fieldwork on Chinese culture and religion / Kenneth Dean -- Walks in Canton: doing historical anthropology in a Chinese City / May Bo Ching and Zhiwei Liu -- Contextualizing ethnic classification: The case of hemu (合亩) among the Li of Hainan / Xi He -- Mud on your boots: researching the social and environmental history of conservation in Baishui County, Shaanxi during the 1950s / Micah S. Muscolino -- Medicine, health, and disease: among the barefoot doctors of Hangzhou / Xiaoping Fang -- Discovering the Cultural Revolution in oral history / Guoqiang Dong -- Walking a production chain: an interdisciplinary approach to the history of things / Thomas David DuBois -- Section 4. Finding and working with grassroots documents -- Field research using contracts (qiyue): Legal archives of late Qing and early Republican-era Longquan, Zhejiang / Zhengzhen Du -- Account books (zhangben) in local history studies / Yonghua Liu -- Land and property deeds and urban studies: a case study of deeds collected by Ms. Liu / Sujuan Huang -- Genealogies and revolution in the Jiangxi Soviet / Weixin Rao -- Using local public security archives from the 1950s--Poyang county, Jiangxi / Shigu Liu -- Exploring a northern Jiangsu county Intangible Cultural Heritage archive / Jan Kiely
"This book explores how fieldwork has been used to research Chinese history in the past and new ways that others might use in it the future. It introduces the previous generations of scholars who ventured out of the archive to conduct local investigations in Chinese cities, villages, farms and temples. It goes on to present the techniques of historical fieldwork, providing guidance on how to integrate oral history into research plans and archival research, conduct interviews, and locate sources in the field. Chapters by established researchers relate these techniques to specific types of fieldwork, including religion, the imperial past, natural environments and agriculture. Combining the past and the future of the craft, the book provides a rich resource for scholars coming new to fieldwork in the history of China"-- Provided by publisher
Subject China -- History -- Study and teaching
History -- China -- Research
History -- Fieldwork
Alt Author DuBois, Thomas David, 1969- editor
Kiely, Jan, 1965- editor
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