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.
Subject:Gifts -- China.
Manners and customs.
China -- Social life and customs.
Format: Print Book
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ISBN:0804726035 (alk. paper)
0804726957 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction: The Gift in Anthropology and Chinese Society
  • 2. Xiajia Village: A Sketch of the Field Site
  • 3. The World of Gifts: A Preliminary Classification
  • 4. The Gift Economy and Guanxi Networks
  • 5. The Structure of Guanxi in Village Society
  • 6. The Principle of Reciprocity and Renqing Ethics
  • 7. Power and Prestige in Gift-Exchange Relations
  • 8. Marriage Transactions and Social Transformations
  • 9. Conclusion: Socialism, Guanxi, Renqing, and the Gift.