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作者 Ransmeier, Johanna S., author
書名 Sold people : traffickers and family life in North China / Johanna S. Ransmeier
出版項 Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : Harvard University Press, 2017
©2017
國際標準書號 9780674971974
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  HQ281 R212 2017    在架上    30530001266055
 人文社會聯圖  HQ281 .R26 2017    在架上    30610020533717
說明 ix, 395 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-369) and index
A young woman as portable property -- The flow of trafficking in the Qing -- New laws and emerging language -- Fictive families and children in the marketplace -- Moving beyond the reach of the law -- The warlord's widow and the chief of police -- Domestic bonds -- Talking with traffickers
"Sold People considers human trafficking in China not as a symptom of social problems like poverty or famine, but as a widespread practice and imbedded process extending far beyond times of crisis into the very heart of family life. It follows the lives of sold people and their traffickers closely, demonstrating how the trade in people was shaped, encouraged, and even enabled by Chinese family structure. In 1910, the Qing government promulgated legislation to abolish slavery and prohibit trafficking. Reformers hoped that this would help usher China into an international community of modern nations. On the ground, the country's new police found these laws almost impossible to enforce. Urbanization, commercialization, industrialization, the development of modern transportation systems, and the fractious militarization that followed China's 1911 revolution created a perfect environment for entrepreneurial brokers to meet old needs with new criminal strategies. The dynasty's Republican successors struggled to eliminate the deeply entrenched and yet malleable trade in people"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Human trafficking -- China -- History
Families -- China -- History
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