Item #65427 中國農村慣行調査 / Chugoku noson kanko chosa / Rural customs and practices of China. Noboru Niida, ed.
中國農村慣行調査 / Chugoku noson kanko chosa / Rural customs and practices of China
中國農村慣行調査 / Chugoku noson kanko chosa / Rural customs and practices of China
中國農村慣行調査 / Chugoku noson kanko chosa / Rural customs and practices of China

中國農村慣行調査 / Chugoku noson kanko chosa / Rural customs and practices of China

Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 1981. Second edition, large 8vo, 6 vols., 12 plates, 17 maps (11 folding), and 2 folding charts; text in Japanese; light edge toning, else fine in fine dust jackets. These "six volumes of verbatim reports of interviews conducted by Japanese social scientists in Northern China in 1940-44, represents ... a rare genre in the literature of modern social anthropology." "The field research upon which this work is based was conducted by a team of 14 social scientists under the auspices and financial support of the South Manchurian Railway Company... Originally conceived as a 10-year project, the field work was terminated in the fifth year because of the worsening war-time conditions; however, most of the work had already been competed before 1943. In addition to gathering general background data, the field workers concentrated on seven major aspects of rural social life - Kinship, community, tenancy, land, finance, tax, and water." (Befu, review in American Anthropologist, vol. 64, no. 6). Item #65427

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