The flow of gifts : reciprocity and social networks in a Chinese village /

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Author / Creator:Yan, Yunxiang, 1954-
Imprint:Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1996.
Description:vi, 278 p.
Language:English
Subject:Gifts -- China.
Gifts.
Manners and customs.
China -- Social life and customs.
China.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/2450320
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ISBN:0804726035 (alk. paper)
0804726957 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:Gift-giving is a classic topic in anthropology, where on-going debates involve the principle of reciprocity, the spirit of the gift, and the relationship between gifts and commodities. But the topic has been surprisingly little studied in the Chinese context except for the form of instrumental exchange known as networking or guanxi.
Physical Description:vi, 278 p.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:0804726035 (alk. paper)
0804726957 (pbk. : alk. paper)