From the Soil: The Foundations of Chinese Society. Xiaotong Fei, Gary G. Hamilton, Wang Zheng. University of California Press.

From the Soil: The Foundations of Chinese Society Book Cover From the Soil: The Foundations of Chinese Society
Xiaotong Fei, Gary G. Hamilton, Wang Zheng
University of California Press
August 28, 1992
Paperback
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9780520077966

This classic text is Fei Xiaotong’s chief theoretical statement about the distinctive characteristics of Chinese society. First published in 1947, from the soil describes in succinct and accessible language the contrasting organizational principles of Chinese and Western societies, showing how their unique features reflect and are reflected in the moral and ethical characters the people. This profound, challenging book, appearing here in its first complete English-language edition, is likely to have a wide impact on Western social theorists.

Gary Hamilton is Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington. Wang Zheng is Affiliated Scholar at the Institute For Research on Women and Gender, Stanford University.