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Author Woon, Yuen-fong, 1943-

Title Social organization in South China, 1911-1949 : the case of the Kuan lineage of K ai-p ing County / by Yuen-fong Woon
Published Ann Arbor : Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan, 1984
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 158 p.)
Series Michigan monographs in Chinese studies ; no. 48
Michigan monographs in Chinese studies ; no. 48
Contents 1. Social Organization in South China -- 2. The Kuan Lineage of T'uo-fu -- 3. The T'uo-fu Kuan and Their Neighbors -- 4. Rise of the New Gentry Class -- 5. Local Militarization, Economic Development, and the Kuan of K'ai-p'ing, 1911-30 -- 6. Power and Leadership in T'uo-fu After 1930 -- 7. Agrarian Problems and Class Relations in T'uo-fu After 1930 -- 8. Conclusion -- Appendices -- Notes -- Glossary -- Bibliography
Summary Bridging the collapse of the Confucian state and the establishment of the People's Republic of China, the period 1911-49 is particularly fascinating to historians, anthropologists, sociologists and political scientists. Unfortunately, it is also a very confusing period, full of shifts and changes in economic, social, and political organizations. The social implications of these changes, and the relationships between officials on the subdistrict level, the unofficial leaders, and the bulk of the peasantry remain inadequately known. South China, which nurtured the Communist Party in its formative years, is a particularly interesting case. In this study I use the Kuan lineage of K'ai-p'ing as a case study to show the effects of demographic, economic, administrative, and educational changes after the Treaty of Nanking (1842) on patrilineal kinship as a principle of social organization in South China
Bibliography Bibliography: p. 153-158
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Subject Kuan family.
Kuan family
Kuan family.
Kinship -- China -- Kaiping (Guangdong Sheng) -- Case studies
Social classes -- China -- Kaiping (Guangdong Sheng) -- Case studies
Social structure -- Case studies
Classes sociales -- Chine -- Guangdong -- Cas, Études de.
Parenté -- Chine -- Guangdong -- Cas, Études de.
Social classes.
Social conditions.
Social structure.
Structure sociale -- Chine -- Guangdong -- Cas, Études de.
Kaiping (Guangdong Sheng, China) -- Social conditions
China -- Kaiping (Guangdong Sheng)
Guangdong (Chine) -- Conditions sociales.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020715730
ISBN 047212823X