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A major contribution to the history of China in the Twentieth Century
on May 3, 2013
Indispensable for anyone seeking to understand life in rural China from the the late 1930s through the early 1960s. An extrordinary synthesis of disciplines--anthropology, history, and political science--that blends extensive field work with thorough archival research. The only shortcomings are editorial: a failure to introduce and summarize the issues covered in abundant, sometimes excessive and repetitive detail, in each chapter.