Town and Country in China: Identity and Perception

Synopsis

Contemporary scholars place the rural-urban divide at the center of individual identity in China. This interdisciplinary collection traces the development and distinctions between urban and rural life and the effect on the Chinese sense of identity from the 16th century to the present day. It provides a daunting example of the influence that political ideology may exert on an individual's sense of place.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Daria Berg
  • Zhao Shiyu
  • David Faure
  • Henrietta Harrison
  • Elisabeth Köll
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2002