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Author Gates, Hill.

Title Chinese working-class lives : getting by in Taiwan / Hill Gates.

Imprint Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1987.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xii, 256 pages : map)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Series Cornell paperbacks
Anthropology of contemporary issues
Anthropology of contemporary issues.
Bibliography Bibliography: p. 231-250.
Note Includes index.
Access Access restricted to subscribing institutions.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Preface -- A Note on Chinese Romanizations -- [1] Introduction -- [2] Fieldwork in Taiwan: Becoming a Little Chinese -- [3] An Island of Immigrants -- [4] The Changing Political Economy under the Nationalists -- [5] Working for a Living -- [6] Home and Family -- [7] Women and Men, Old and Young -- [8] Folk Religions, Old and New -- [9] Education, the Great Escape -- [10] Conclusions -- Source Materials on Taiwan -- References -- Index
Summary Taiwan's working class has been shaped by Chinese tradition, by colonialism, and by rapid industrialization. This book defines that class, explores that history, and presents with sensitive honesty the life experiences of some of its women and men. Hill Gates first provides a solid and informative introduction to Taiwan's history, showing how mainland China, Japan, the convulsions of twentieth-century wars, and the East Asian economic expansion interacted in forming Taiwanese urban life. She introduces nine individuals from Taiwan's three major ethnic groups to tell the stories of their lives in their own words. The narrators include a fortuneteller, a woman laborer, and a retired air force mechanic. A former spirit medium and a janitor are among the others who speak.
Subject Taiwan -- Social life and customs -- 1975-
Taiwan -- Social conditions -- 1975-1988.
Working class -- Taiwan.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Working class. (OCoLC)fst01180418
Taiwan. (OCoLC)fst01207854
Sociaal-economische situatie.
Travailleurs -- Taiwan.
Taiwan -- Moeurs et coutumes -- 1945-....
Taiwan -- Conditions sociales -- 1945-....
Chronological Term Since 1975
Indexed Term Taiwan Working classes Social conditions
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: 0801494613 9780801494611 0801420563 9780801420566 (DLC) 87047597 (OCoLC)15654501
ISBN 0801494613 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780801494611 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0801420563 (hard : alk. paper)
9780801420566 (hard : alk. paper)

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