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Tracing China: A Forty-Year Ethnographic Journey

Helen F. Siu


Tracing China’s journey began from exploring rural revolution and reconstitutions of community in South China. Spanning decades of rural-urban divide, it finally uncovers China’s global reach and Hong Kong’s cross-border dynamics. Helen Siu traverses physical and cultural landscapes to examine political tumults transforming into everyday lives, and fathom the depths of human drama amid China’s frenetic momentum toward modernity. Highlighting complicity, Siu portrays how villagers, urbanites, cadres, entrepreneurs, and intellectuals—laden with historical baggage—venture forward. But have they v ... More

Keywords: Rural-urban divide, China, Hong Kong, Anthropology, Social changes, Political changes, Identity formation, History, Culture, modernity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9789888083732
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888083732.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Helen F. Siu, author
Yale University