Fei, Xiaotong. The new outlook of rural China: Kaishienkung revisited after half a century

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The new outlook of rural China: Kaishienkung revisited after half a century

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Royal Anthropological Institute newsletter : RAIN -- No. 48

Published By: Original publisher Royal Anthropological Institute newsletter : RAIN -- No. 48 London: The Institute. 1982. 4-8 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Fei Hsiao-tung

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 Economic planning and development (179); Production and supply (433); Income and demand (434); Ownership and control of capital (471); Cooperative organization (474);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document In this lecture the author looks back at his past episodes of fieldwork in Kaixiangong and a recent five-day visit there, reporting on changes that had occurred over 45 years, including the early years of hunger and floods, the Second World War, communist liberation, collectivization, the Cultural Revolution, and the New Economic Policies. He attributes the village's economic expansion and increased standard of living to the egalitarianism that came with collectivization in 1958 and the individual responsibility system implemented under the New Economic Policy of 1978. Furthermore, he underscores the importance of rural industry, which he had consistently championed as a source of income in addition to agriculture.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 117

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. ae15-117

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1981

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Ian Skoggard; 2019

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1936-1981

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Kaixiangong (Kaihsienkung), Wujiang, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Villages--China--Yangtze River Valley//Yangtze Valley--Economic conditions


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