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The Resource China's motor : a thousand years of petty capitalism, Hill Gates

China's motor : a thousand years of petty capitalism, Hill Gates

Label
China's motor : a thousand years of petty capitalism
Title
China's motor
Title remainder
a thousand years of petty capitalism
Statement of responsibility
Hill Gates
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This monumental work reveals the continuities that underlie the changing surface of Chinese life from late imperial days to modern times. With a perspective that encompasses a thousand years of Chinese history, China's Motor provides a view of the social, economic, and political principles that have prompted people in widely varying circumstances to act, believe, and behave in ways that are labeled as Chinese
  • Hill Gates identifies two modes of organization in Chinese society: the petty capitalist mode, through which small producers structure economic activities, and the tributary mode of state-centered initiatives. Applying these analytic categories, Gates renders transparent some of the contradictions in Chinese life. Important among these are an adeptness at simultaneously creating hierarchies of distribution and rough-and-tumble competition; an extraordinarily strong kinship system that nonetheless permits infanticide and the sale of family members; popular religious beliefs that deify bureaucratic power while revering egalitarian transactions between gods and humans; and gender relations that both emphasize and undermine female power
  • In each instance, Gates reveals the workings of the dialectic between tributary and petty capitalist action, drawing evidence from the history of urbanization and the gendered division of labor, from kinship studies, from folk ideologies, and from economic development in Taiwan and the People's Republic of China
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gates, Hill
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HC427
LC item number
.G34 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Capitalism
  • Capitalism
  • China
  • Taiwan
Label
China's motor : a thousand years of petty capitalism, Hill Gates
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-319) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chinese Dynasties of the Late Empire -- Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. The Tributary and Petty-Capitalist Modes of Production -- Ch. 3. Motion in the System -- Ch. 4. Cities and Space -- Ch. 5. Patricorporations: The State and the Household -- Ch. 6. Patricorporations: The Lineage -- Ch. 7. Dowry and Brideprice -- Ch. 8. Folk Ideologies: Rulers and Commoners -- Ch. 9. Folk Ideologies: Women and Men -- Ch. 10. Petty Capitalism in Taiwan -- Ch. 11. Re-creating the Tributary in China -- Ch. 12. Conclusions -- Appendix: Dowry to Wedding-Cost Ratios
Control code
32893119
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 326 pages
Isbn
9780801431432
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95023812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
China's motor : a thousand years of petty capitalism, Hill Gates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-319) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chinese Dynasties of the Late Empire -- Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. The Tributary and Petty-Capitalist Modes of Production -- Ch. 3. Motion in the System -- Ch. 4. Cities and Space -- Ch. 5. Patricorporations: The State and the Household -- Ch. 6. Patricorporations: The Lineage -- Ch. 7. Dowry and Brideprice -- Ch. 8. Folk Ideologies: Rulers and Commoners -- Ch. 9. Folk Ideologies: Women and Men -- Ch. 10. Petty Capitalism in Taiwan -- Ch. 11. Re-creating the Tributary in China -- Ch. 12. Conclusions -- Appendix: Dowry to Wedding-Cost Ratios
Control code
32893119
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 326 pages
Isbn
9780801431432
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95023812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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