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The People of Taihang
An Anthology of Family Histories





ISBN 9781138644403
Published July 12, 2017 by Routledge
306 Pages

 
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The Taihang Mountains lay on the border between Shansi and Hopei in China and originally published in 1972, this edited anthology collates family histories as told by the people who lived there. These accounts are a small sample of the family histories that made up the Taihang community taken from poor or lower-middle peasants to discuss the hardships they faced in the early twentieth century and to provide insight into a rural life to a new generation of Chinese youths. This title will be of interest to students of Asian studies and Anthropology.

Table of Contents

 Introduction; Foreword;  1. A Home Given by Chairman Mao  2. The Tragedy of the People of "Lucky Star Locust"  3. The Story of Selling Oneself  4. Land  5. A Cave with Two Entrances  6. The Wheelbarrow  7. A Funeral for a Dog  8. The Fight  9. Yu-huang Temple in a Blizzard  10. Under the Iron Hoof of Japanese Imperialism  11. The "Millstone" Shoes  12. A Woman Farmhand  13. The Poor People’s Cave  14. Revolutionary Mother Pao Lien-Tzu  15. A Shepherd Becomes a College Professor  16. A Poor Blacksmith becomes Master of the Country  17. An Honorable Family of Miners

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