The Resource Reading China from the Villages : Understanding Grassroots Change in 20th and 21st Century China, presented by Linda Grove

Reading China from the Villages : Understanding Grassroots Change in 20th and 21st Century China, presented by Linda Grove

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Reading China from the Villages : Understanding Grassroots Change in 20th and 21st Century China
Title
Reading China from the Villages
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Understanding Grassroots Change in 20th and 21st Century China
Statement of responsibility
presented by Linda Grove
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Contemporary images of China feature dramatic photos of the Shanghai skyline, high-speed trains, markets overflowing with export goods, an aggressive military in the South China sea, and much more. Forty years ago when Deng Xiaoping launched the "reform and opening up" policies, 80% of the Chinese population lived in villages and spent their days working in the fields. This talk will focus on rural China, and the transformation in lives at the grassroots level over the last 40 years, based on the speaker's field work in six North China villages between 1980 and the present. What did the end of socialism mean for individuals and their families and what has become of centuries-old customs and culture as China has rapidly pursued urbanization and modernization.Linda Grove earned her PhD at the University of California at Berkeley in 1975 and taught Chinese history for 35 years at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. She first did research in rural China during the 1979-1980 academic year when she was selected as a member of the first cohort of American researchers under an official US-China academic exchange program, where she spent a year at Nankai University in Tianjin. She joined a Sino-Japanese research team that undertook studies of five North China villages between 1989 and 1995, and has continued to visit those villages in the 21st century. She is the author of several books and articles in English, Japanese, and Chinese
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videorecording
Date time place
Recorded at the Chelmsford Public Library on Sept. 9, 2016
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Presented by Linda Grove
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  • Grove, Linda
  • Chelmsford Public Library (Chelmsford, Mass.)
Series statement
  • Library hour
  • Friday morning lecture series
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China
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Label
Reading China from the Villages : Understanding Grassroots Change in 20th and 21st Century China, presented by Linda Grove
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Publication
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videodisc
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  • vd
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
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  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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1685848
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
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other
Extent
1 videodisc (approx. 93 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
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sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
mrq01685848
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Reading China from the Villages : Understanding Grassroots Change in 20th and 21st Century China, presented by Linda Grove
Publication
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1685848
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approx. 93 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
mrq01685848
Video recording format
DVD

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