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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Geddes, W. R. (William Robert)
Peasant life in communist China
Published By: Original publisher
[Ithaca]: The Society for Applied Anthropology. 1963. iv, 66 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
W. R. Geddes
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2020. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Han Chinese (AE15)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Composition of population (162);
Birth statistics (163);
Domesticated animals (231);
Cereal agriculture (243);
Textile industries (288);
Settlement patterns (361);
Production and supply (433);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
In 1956 the author made a visit of less than one week to the village Fei (1946) famously studied twenty years earlier in order to assess changes that had occurred under the new Communist regime. He reports on demographics, production capacity, household composition, marriage patterns, land tenure, and cooperatives. Included are excerpts from a talk by Fei and the regulations of the Agricultural Producers' Cooperatives. See González (1983) for a critique of this report.
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Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Ian Skoggard; 2020
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Kaixiangong (Kaihsienkung), Wujiang, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
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