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Report from Xunwu Mao Tse-tung

Report from Xunwu

Mao Tse-tung

Published March 1st 1990
ISBN : 9780804716789
Hardcover
292 pages
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Long described as lost, this report was the result of Mao Zedongs investigation in 1930 of the people, economy, society, and history of the obscure rural county of Xunwu in South China. An extraordinary document that far exceeds in scope and depthMoreLong described as lost, this report was the result of Mao Zedongs investigation in 1930 of the people, economy, society, and history of the obscure rural county of Xunwu in South China. An extraordinary document that far exceeds in scope and depth Maos other investigative reports on rural China. The report is a rich source of information on rural administration, commerce, transportation, communication, education, land tenure, taxation, religion, diverse social relations and practices and struggle in one obscure area that was a microcosm of China. Thompson has translated and presented Maos report with extensive notes. The book is designed to welcome non-specialists, and it will be welcomed by those interested in the Chinese countryside, comparative revolution, and historical anthropology. Because Maos report on Xunwu was part of a revolutionary program, the report raises complex questions about academic and activist readings of social realities.