Broken Earth: The Rural Chinese

An anthropologist and Sinologist, Stephen W Mosher, lived and worked in rural China in late 1979 and early 1980 His shocking revelations about conditions there have earned him the condemnation of the Beijing Peking government, which denounces him as a foreign spy.
Broken Earth The Rural Chinese An anthropologist and Sinologist Stephen W Mosher lived and worked in rural China in late and early His shocking revelations about conditions there have earned him the condemnation of the

  • Title: Broken Earth: The Rural Chinese
  • Author: Steven W. Mosher
  • ISBN: 9780029217207
  • Page: 477
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Broken Earth: The Rural Chinese”

    1. While the author lived in China in 1979 through 1980, the book covers life in China from late in Mao's era until 1982. He primarily talks about life in rural southern China, but he also was able to interact with some city Chinese and learn a bit about the conditions in other parts of China. This book is a well-written behind-the-propaganda look into the culture.The book covers village life and work, the bureaucracy, corruption and crime, unemployment, restrictions on daily life, the education sy [...]

    2. I read this many years ago and it still stands out as a book I'm so grateful I read. I learned so much and the lives of these villagers will always pull at my heart. A true account that got the author in a lot of hot water for writing. He is a hero.

    3. One of the first researchers allowed in China. So, a snapshot of the era. The Cultural Revolution was over -- the young men and women had grown up in it -- and the Four Modernizations, such as they were, were in full swing, and their anti-population movement had just started the one-child policy. This covers mostly what he saw while settled in the Pearl River Delta. (For his road-trip, see A Journey to the Forbidden China)So, an overview of that time. Their households and the ease with which peo [...]

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