Private Life Under Socialism: Love, Intimacy, and Family Change in a Chinese Village, 1949-1999 (Google eBook)

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Stanford University Press, 2003 - Social Science - 289 pages
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Private life under socialism: love, intimacy, and family change in a Chinese village, 1949-1999

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Hoping to understand the development since the 1980s of "an extreme form of egotism that justifies individual incivility," Yan conducted extensive field research over ten years in the Chinese ... Read full review

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This book is more of a 2.5, but I will round up because it does make some pretty sound arguments and it destroys a lot of stereotypes I think a western would have about Chinese life today. It isn't a ... Read full review

Contents

Political Economy
17
Youth Autonomy and Romance in Courtship
42
Tables
47
Sex Intimacy and the Language of Love
64
Gender Dynamics and the Triumph of Conjugal Power
86
Domestic Space and the Quest for Privacy
112
The Politics of Family Property
140
Elderly Support and the Crisis of Filial Piety
162
Birth Control and the Making of a New Fertility Culture
190
and the Uncivil Individual
217
Character List
237
Bibliography
267
Index
283
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