Amsterdam University Press
Hygiene, Sociality, and Culture in Contemporary Rural China
Title
Hygiene, Sociality, and Culture in Contemporary Rural China
Subtitle
The Uncanny New Village
Author
Lili Lai
Price
€ 99,00
ISBN
9789089648464
Binding
Hardback
Number of pages
248
Publication date
Dimensions
23.4 x 15.6 cm
Category
Anthropology
Discipline
Asian Studies
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"This is an engaging anthropological exploration of the rural-urban divide and its focus on hygiene is important as it is a much neglected topic. The book will be of interest to not just China scholars but development studies, cultural studies and related fields too." - Susan Engel, newbooks.asia, read the full review here.

Lili Lai

Hygiene, Sociality, and Culture in Contemporary Rural China

The Uncanny New Village

This book presents a new perspective on attempts by the contemporary Chinese government to transform the diverse conditions found in countless rural villages into what the state's social welfare program deems 'socialist new villages'. Lili Lai argues that an ethnographic focus on the specifics of village life can help destabilize China's persistent rural-urban divide and help contribute to more effective welfare intervention to improve health and hygienic conditions of village life.

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Author

Lili Lai

Dr. Lili Lai, Institute of Medical Humanities, guest editor of a special issue entitled "The Local Intimacies of China's Rural-Urban Divide" of Positions Volume 22, Issue 3, 2014, Duke University Press.