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By Huaiyin Li

This publication is ready village governance in China in the course of the past due 19th and early 20th centuries. Drawing on govt files from Huailu county, Hebei province, it explores neighborhood practices and legitimate structures of social keep an eye on, land taxation, and "self govt" on the village point. Its research of peasant behaviors bridges the space among the rational selection and ethical economic climate versions by way of considering either fabric and symbolic dimensions of energy and curiosity within the peasant group. The author's interpretation of village/state kinfolk prior to 1900 transcends the country and society dichotomy and accentuates the interaction among formal and casual associations and practices. His account of "state making" after 1900 underscores the continuity of endogenous preparations during institutional formalization and the interpenetration among legitimate discourse and renowned notions within the new means of political legitimization.

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