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Title Fieldwork in modern Chinese history : a research guide / edited by Thomas DuBois and Jan Kiely
Published London ; New York : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2020
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Series Historical anthropology of Chinese society series ; 3
Historical anthropology of Chinese society series ; 3
Contents Section 3. Walking the ground, talking to people -- Basic questions for fieldwork on pre-1949 Chinese society / John Lagerwey -- Festivals in the field -- a social historical perspective / Paul R. Katz -- Doing historical-anthropological fieldwork in Jiangnan: gazetteers, newspapers, and real life / Vincent Goossaert -- Incorporating historical GIS in fieldwork on Chinese culture and religion / Kenneth Dean -- Walks in Canton: doing historical anthropology in a Chinese City / May Bo Ching and Zhiwei Liu -- Contextualizing ethnic classification: The case of hemu ([hemu]) among the Li of Hainan / Xi He -- Mud on your boots: researching the social and environmental history of conservation in Baishui County, Shaanxi during the 1950s/ Micah S. Muscolino -- Medicine, health and disease: Among the barefoot doctors of Hangzhou / Xiaoping Fang -- Discovering the Cultural Revolution through oral history / Guoqiang Dong -- Walking a production chain: An interdisciplinary approach to the history of things / Thomas David DuBois
Section 4. Finding and working with grassroots documents -- Field research using contracts (qiyue): Legal archives of late Qing and early Republican-era Longquan, Zhejiang / Zhengzhen Du -- Account books (zhangben) in local history studies / Yonghua Liu -- Land and property deeds and urban studies: A case study of deeds collected by Ms. Liu / Sujuan Huang -- Genealogies and revolution in the Jiangxi Soviet / Weixin Rao -- Using local and Public Security Bureau archives from the 1950s -- Poyang county, Jiangxi, Shigu Liu -- Exploring a northern Jiangsu County Intangible Cultural Heritage Archive / Jan Kiely.Section 4. Finding and working with grassroots documents -- Field research using contracts (qiyue): Legal archives of late Qing and early Republican-era Longquan, Zhejiang / Zhengzhen Du -- Account books (zhangben) in local history studies / Yonghua Liu -- Land and property deeds and urban studies: A case study of deeds collected by Ms.Liu / Sujuan Huang -- Genealogies and revolution in the Jiangxi Soviet / Weixin Rao -- Using local and Public Security Bureau archives from the 1950s -- Poyang county, Jiangxi, Shigu Liu -- Exploring a northern Jiangsu County intangible cultural heritage archive / Jan Kiely
Summary "This book explores how fieldwork has been used to research Chinese history in the past and new ways that others might use in it the future. It introduces the previous generations of scholars who ventured out of the archive to conduct local investigations in Chinese cities, villages, farms and temples. It goes on to present the techniques of historical fieldwork, providing guidance on how to integrate oral history into research plans and archival research, conduct interviews, and locate sources in the field. Chapters by established researchers relate these techniques to specific types of fieldwork, including religion, the imperial past, natural environments and agriculture. Combining the past and the future of the craft, the book provides a rich resource for scholars coming new to fieldwork in the history of China"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Thomas David DuBois is Professor of Humanities at Beijing Normal University. Jan Kiely is Professor and Associate Director of the Centre for China Studies and Associate Director of the Universities Service Centre for China Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Subject History -- Fieldwork
History -- Research -- China
HISTORY / Asia / China
History -- Research.
Study skills.
China -- History -- Study and teaching
China.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author DuBois, Thomas David, 1969- editor
Kiely, Jan, 1965- editor
ISBN 0429293070
1000734285
100073448X
1000734684
9780429293078
9781000734287
9781000734485
9781000734683