FEI XIAOTONG FROM THE SOIL PDF

This classic text by Fei Xiaotong, China’s finest social scientist, was first published in and is Fei’s chief theoretical statement about the distinctive. Anna Sun In Review | Books From the Soil: The Foundations of Chinese Society. A Translation of Fei Xiaotong’s Xiangtu Zhongguo, trans., with an introduction. This classic text by Fei Xiaotong, China’s finest social scientist, was first From the Soil describes the contrasting organizational principles of Chinese and.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Sep 08, Sheri Fresonke Harper rated it liked it Shelves: Fei wrote the book xiaotohg an effort to develop a conceptual framework for depicting the moral and ethical characteristics of Chinese society[3] while simultaneously contrasting Chinese society’s organizational structure with Western society. A must for anyone trying to understand Chinese society and social interaction on a micro scale.

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Refresh and try again. These rings of association flow out in an ever widening circle from family, to kinship group, xiatong village, to province, to nation. HamiltonZheng Wang Limited preview – It is just a professor of sociology in China’s notes he used in class, turned into a novel.

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Mew marked it as to-read Dec 25, Perhaps the most important of these is that it leads to a society soul by situational ethics. It’s contents will definitely stay with me, and I will use them when I talk about China in the future.

Qingling is currently reading it Feb 14, This classic text by Fei Xiaotong, China’s finest social scientist, was first published in and is Fei’s chief theoretical statement about the distinctive characteristics of Chinese society. This book was a deceptively easy read. Loyalty also flows out in the same direction at an ever diminishing rate.

Fei shows how these unique features reflect and are reflected in the moral and ethical characters of people in these societies.

From the Soil: The Foundations of Chinese Society

Written in Chinese from a Chinese point of view for a Chinese audience, From the Soil describes the contrasting The concept helps explain why a powerful empire had little actual control over or influence upon the daily lives of farmers and village artisans. Martijn rated it it was amazing Jan 21, In fact, he adds that stability is xiqotong purpose of the system.

Xuanchen Ye is currently reading it Jul 25, Fei also tackles the issue of selfishness in Chinese society, lamenting how the beautiful canals of Suzhou are routinely marred by garbage thrown in by residents with no sympathy for their fellow neighbors who use the canal’s water to wash their clothes and vegetables. About the Book This classic text by Fei Xiaotong, China’s finest social scientist, was first published in and is Fei’s chief theoretical statement about the distinctive characteristics of Chinese society.

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Fei shows how these unique features reflect and are reflected in the moral and ethical characters of people in these societies. Matt rated it it was amazing May 13, Keith Campbell is currently reading it Sep 03, HamiltonWang Zheng Limited preview – To ask other readers questions about From the Soilplease sign up.

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From the Soil: The Foundations of Chinese Society by Fei Xiaotong

Diana rated it it was amazing Oct 14, A thorough and easily understandable read concering the grassroot fel of social interaction in modern China. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Their tradition of proper ritual and hierarchies based on patrilineages defines both right action and provided means of dealing with those who broke the social code.