Private Life under Socialism: Love, Intimacy, and Family Change in a Chinese Village, 1949-1999 (2020)

Private Life under Socialism: Love, Intimacy, and Family Change in a Chinese Village, 1949-1999 Yunxiang Yan Private Life under Socialism Love Intimacy and Family Change in a Chinese Village For seven years in the s the author lived in a village in northeast China as an ordinary farmer In he returned to the village as an anthropologist to begin the unparalleled span of eleven y
  • Title: Private Life under Socialism: Love, Intimacy, and Family Change in a Chinese Village, 1949-1999
  • Author: Yunxiang Yan
  • ISBN: 9780804744560
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Paperback
Private Life under Socialism: Love, Intimacy, and Family Change in a Chinese Village, 1949-1999 Yunxiang Yan For seven years in the 1970s, the author lived in a village in northeast China as an ordinary farmer In 1989, he returned to the village as an anthropologist to begin the unparalleled span of eleven years fieldwork that has resulted in this book a comprehensive, vivid, and nuanced account of family change and the transformation of private life in rural China from 1949 toFor seven years in the 1970s, the author lived in a village in northeast China as an ordinary farmer In 1989, he returned to the village as an anthropologist to begin the unparalleled span of eleven years fieldwork that has resulted in this book a comprehensive, vivid, and nuanced account of family change and the transformation of private life in rural China from 1949 to 1999 The author s focus on the personal and the emotional sets this book apart from most studies of the Chinese family Yan explores private lives to examine areas of family life that have been largely overlooked, such as emotion, desire, intimacy, privacy, conjugality, and individuality He concludes that the past five decades have witnessed a dual transformation of private life the rise of the private family, within which the private lives of individual women and men are thriving.
Private Life under Socialism: Love, Intimacy, and Family Change in a Chinese Village, 1949-1999 Yunxiang Yan

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One thought on “Private Life under Socialism: Love, Intimacy, and Family Change in a Chinese Village, 1949-1999

  1. Christina Simmons

    Outstanding ethnography and great writing author frequently uses first person and narrates how he obtained information One evening in the late summer of 1997 I was talking with Very fascinating account of the development of individualism in marriage and family life in a Chinese village and irony of the fact that a collectivist state encouraged developments that ultimately led to this individualism.

  2. Laurie

    read it for class but it s super interesting even for people not as into china the author, Yan, spent like 14 years doing field research into the the private lives of people in a small village in northern china so there is a lot of information about the social and private life changes that have taken place since Mao s communists revolution some of the changes Yan discovered are shocking and would certainly make Confucius to role over in this grave.

  3. Jessica Zu

    The last book of this semester on Modern China but also one of the most fun book to read The emotional dimension of Chinese rural family comes alive through this book You feel it, taste it, smell it, and hear it The only thing lacking is a balanced gender perspective and a larger context But overall, it s a top notch anthropological study with a historical depth.

  4. Crystal

    This book is of a 2.5, but I will round up because it does make some pretty sound arguments and it destroys a lot of stereotypes I think a western would have about Chinese life today It isn t a page turner though and the author tends to make excessive amounts of repetitions that drove me than a little crazy but were expected from an ethnography.

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