Chinese Women and Rural Development Sixty Years of Change in Lu Village, Yunnan
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Rich in its historical perspective on women and men in the context of economic development, this ethnography provides a unique window on rural China since the 1930s. Laurel Bossen uses her detailed knowledge to explore theories regarding such momentous changes as the demise of footbinding, the transformation and feminization of farming, the rise of family planning, and the question of missing daughters. Based on research conducted during the 1990s in Lu Village and informed by Fei Xiaotong's classic 1930s study of the same village, the book goes beyond the enduring myths of women as either victims or heroes. Throughout, Lu Village women defy stereotypes, their stories expressing the range…
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Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/22/2002
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Laurel Bossen is associate professor of anthropology at McGill University.
|List of Maps, Figures, and Tables|
|Weights and Measures|
|Preface: Discovering a Matriline|
|Note on Orthography|
|Lu Village in Southwest China: Unearthing Gender|
|Perspectives in Time|
|Trade and Beauty: The Demise of Footbinding in Lu Village|
|Gender in Land Tenure, Farming, and Employment|
|The Wealth of a Gifted Woman: The Shaman of Lu Village|
|Wealth and Poverty, 1930s to 1990s: Paths to Ruin and Fortune|
|Marriage, Household, and Gender: Keeping Sons and Daughters|
|Demographic Change, Family Planning, and Sex Preference|
|Politics and Political Culture|
|Unbinding China's Peasants|
|About the Author|