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From Heaven to Earth : Images and Experiences of Development in China - Elizabeth Croll

From Heaven to Earth

Images and Experiences of Development in China

Paperback Published: 1st February 1994
ISBN: 9780415101875
Number Of Pages: 336
For Ages: 18 years old

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Much has been written of China's peasant revolution, less has been written on the peasant experience of reform. In From Heaven to Earth Elisabeth Croll examines the images, policies and experiences of development and links the peasants' experience of revolution and reform with their conceptualisations of time and change and examines the new and recent desires which motivate peasant households in China; the new and strenuous demands which are generated by current reforms which allocate new responsibilities to the peasant family; and family strategies evolved by peasant housholds to maximise their resources within the context of reformed rural development. From Heaven to Earth will be of great interest to students, lecturers and professionals in development studies, anthropology, sociology and Chinese Studies.

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
Imaging Heavenp. 3
Reform: Household and Villagep. 15
State Policiesp. 17
Peasant Experiencesp. 36
Readjustment: the Villagep. 95
Resource Managementp. 97
Information Networkedp. 116
Income Generationp. 135
Readjustment: the Householdp. 161
Aggregationp. 163
Continuityp. 181
Discontinuityp. 198
Conclusionp. 213
Living the Earthp. 215
p. 226
p. 292
Notesp. 299
Indexp. 311
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ISBN: 9780415101875
ISBN-10: 0415101875
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st February 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.29 x 15.49  x 2.62
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1