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The Resource Family lineage organization and social change in Ming and Qing Fujian, Zheng Zhenman ; translated by Michael Szonyi, with the assistance of Kenneth Dean and David Wakefield

Family lineage organization and social change in Ming and Qing Fujian, Zheng Zhenman ; translated by Michael Szonyi, with the assistance of Kenneth Dean and David Wakefield

Label
Family lineage organization and social change in Ming and Qing Fujian
Title
Family lineage organization and social change in Ming and Qing Fujian
Statement of responsibility
Zheng Zhenman ; translated by Michael Szonyi, with the assistance of Kenneth Dean and David Wakefield
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
  • "This work is the result of more than a decade of research on the Chinese household and lineage in the southeastern province of Fujian during the Ming and Qing period (1368-1911). It offers new interpretations of the Chinese domestic cycle, the relationship between household and larger kinship groups, and the development of lineage society in south China. Using hundreds of previously unknown lineage genealogies, stone inscriptions, and land deeds, Zheng Zhenman provides a candid view of how individuals and families confronted the crucial issues of daily life: how to minimize taxes or military conscription; how to balance the ideological imperative of ancestor worship with practical concerns; how to deal with the problems of dividing the household estate. His research leads to an exploration of issues such as the relation of state to society and the compatibility of Chinese culture and capitalism." "This complete translation allows access to some of the most exciting new research being done in Chinese social history. Zheng's book draws on important materials largely unknown to Western scholars, comes to novel conclusions about society in late imperial China and illustrates the importance of the non-Western perspective in studying the history of the world outside the West."--Jacket
  • "This work is the result of more than a decade of research on the Chinese household and lineage in the southeastern province of Fujian during the Ming and Qing period (1368-1911). It offers new interpretations of the Chinese domestic cycle, the relationship between household and larger kinship groups, and the development of lineage society in south China. Using hundreds of previously unknown lineage genealogies, stone inscriptions, and land deeds, Zheng Zhenman provides a candid view of how individuals and families confronted the crucial issues of daily life: how to minimize taxes or military conscription; how to balance the ideological imperative of ancestor worship with practical concerns; how to deal with the problems of dividing the household estate. His research leads to an exploration of issues such as the relation of state to society and the compatibility of Chinese culture and capitalism." "This complete translation allows access to some of the most exciting new research being done in Chinese social history. Zheng's book draws on important materials largely unknown to Western scholars, comes to novel conclusions about society in late imperial China and illustrates the importance of the non-Western perspective in studying the history of the world outside the West."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zheng, Zhenman
Dewey number
306.85/0951/245
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ684.Z9
LC item number
F843 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Fujian Sheng (China)
Label
Family lineage organization and social change in Ming and Qing Fujian, Zheng Zhenman ; translated by Michael Szonyi, with the assistance of Kenneth Dean and David Wakefield
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-365) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ming and Qing Reign Periods
  • Terms for Measures and Money
  • Family Structure and the Household Development Cycle
  • A Basic Typology of Lineage Organization
  • The Development Process of Lineage Organization
  • Family Lineage Organization and Social Change
Control code
44720700
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 373 pages
Isbn
9780824823337
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00061604
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Family lineage organization and social change in Ming and Qing Fujian, Zheng Zhenman ; translated by Michael Szonyi, with the assistance of Kenneth Dean and David Wakefield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-365) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ming and Qing Reign Periods
  • Terms for Measures and Money
  • Family Structure and the Household Development Cycle
  • A Basic Typology of Lineage Organization
  • The Development Process of Lineage Organization
  • Family Lineage Organization and Social Change
Control code
44720700
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 373 pages
Isbn
9780824823337
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00061604
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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