Syllabus/achievement requirements


Key monographs for presentations and discussions:

Fei Xiaotong. 1992 [1947]. From the Soil, The Foundations of Chinese Society (乡土中国). Berkely and Los Angeles, California. London, England.: University of California Press.

Greenhalgh, Susan. 2010. Cultivating Global Citizens: Population in the Rise of China. Boston: Harvard University Press.

Kipnis, Andrew. 2010. Governing Educational Desire: Culture, Politics, and Schooling in China. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Liu, Shao-Hua. 2010. Passage to Manhood: Youth Migration, Heroin, and AIDS in Southwest China. Stanford University Press.

Shambaugh, David. 2013. China Goes Global: The Partial Power. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.

Tilt, Bryan. 2010. The Struggle for Sustainability in Rural China: Environmental Values and Civil Society. New York: University of Columbia Press.

Yang, Guobin. 2009. The Power of the Internet in China: Citizen Activism Online. New York: Columbia University Press.


Sources regarding research methodologies:

Carlson, Allen et al. (eds). 2010. Contemporary Chinese Politics: New Sources, Methods and Field Strategies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (note: the chapters are uploaded on fronter)

Heimer, Maria, and Stig Thøgersen, ed. 2006. Doing Fieldwork in China. Copenhagen: NIAS Press., Read chapters by Thøgersen (including introduction), Sæther, O’Brien.  (note: the chapters are uploaded on fronter)

Silverman, David. 2009. Doing Qualitative Research. SAGE Publications Ltd. note: the pages to be read are uploaded on fronter. pp. 79-151, 179-186)


Introductory Aricle and example of book review (uploaded on Fronter):

“The Anthropology of Reform and the Reform of Anthropology: Anthropological Narratives of Recovery and Progress in China” by Stevan Harrell in Annual Review of Anthropology, Vol. 30 (2001), pp. 139-161.

“Review of From the Soil by David Arkush” in The China Journal , no. 35. jan. 1996, pp. 219-221.

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