China's Motor

China's Motor

A Thousand Years of Petty Capitalism

"Gates is a Marxist anthropologist with chutzpah. Best known for her compelling portrayal of contemporary working-class Taiwanese, she considerably broadens and deepens her analysis of China's socioeconomy in this work."—ChoiceThis monumental work reveals the continuities that underlie the changing surface of Chinese life from late imperial days to modern times. With a perspective that encompasses a thousand years of Chinese history, China's Motor provides a view of the social, economic, and political principles that have prompted people in widely varying circumstances to act, believe, and behave in ways that are labeled as Chinese.This original reinterpretation of Chinese culture, as meticulous in detail as it is vast in scope, will revise not only the study of China but also the very terms of social analysis.

Hill Gates

Hill Gates has retired as a lecturer in anthropology at Stanford University. She is the author of China’s Motor: A Thousand Years of Petty Capitalism and Looking for Chengdu: A Woman's Adventures in China, both from Cornell University Press.


Looking for Chengdu
A Woman's Adventures in China
Hill Gates
For decades, anthropologist Hill Gates had waited for an opportunity to get to know the citizens of China as she had done in Taiwan—face to face, over an extended period of time. At last in the late 1980s she set out on an excursion to...



Looking for Chengdu
A Woman's Adventures in China
Hill Gates
For decades, anthropologist Hill Gates had waited for an opportunity to get to know the citizens of China as she had done in Taiwan—face to face, over an extended period of time. At last in the late 1980s she set out on an excursion to...



China's Motor
A Thousand Years of Petty Capitalism
Hill Gates
This monumental work reveals the continuities that underlie the changing surface of Chinese life from late imperial days to modern...



Chinese Working-Class Lives
Getting By in Taiwan
Hill Gates
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...











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China's Motor
A Thousand Years of Petty Capitalism
Hill Gates

Subjects

Social Science : Anthropology
Interdisciplinary Studies : Asian Studies
History : History / Asia

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