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By Ellen Oxfeld

ISBN-10: 0520293517

ISBN-13: 9780520293519

ISBN-10: 0520293525

ISBN-13: 9780520293526

under a part century in the past, China skilled a cataclysmic famine, which used to be relatively devastating within the nation-state. consequently, older humans in rural components have skilled of their lifetimes either severe deprivation and relative abundance of meals. children, nevertheless, have a unique dating to foodstuff. Many younger rural chinese language are migrating to speedily industrializing towns for paintings, forsaking backbreaking exertions but additionally a connection to meals via agriculture.

Bitter and candy examines the function of foodstuff in a single rural chinese language neighborhood because it has formed daily lives over the process numerous tumultuous a long time. In her fabulous ethnographic debts, Ellen Oxfeld compels us to reexamine the various dominant frameworks that experience permeated fresh scholarship on modern China and that describe expanding dislocation and individualism and an absence of ethical centeredness. by utilizing nutrients as a lens, she indicates a extra complicated photo, the place connectedness and feel of position proceed to play a major position, even within the context of quick change.

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