Unformatted text preview: Edwina Regina (Section 9) Asian 212 Reading Response Week 12 2. What do CC # 62, 63, and 66 tell us about the lives of ordinary people in rural areas, especially farmers? What kinds of relationships existed between classes (e.g. small farmers, tenants, managers, landowners, etc.) and within a given class? What moral values were considered laudable and did they vary with social class? In CC #62, the farmers were described to have undesirable jobs to have their ‘bodies soaked and feet muddy, toil all year round to produce a hundred piculs of grain.’ (CC p.287) Their jobs were unstable because they may or may not have harvest in the coming years. Farmers are also lowly paid, and their jobs require a whole lot amount for work, as described that ‘four or five men can carry sells for only one gold tael, a tael which can be carelessly spent.’ (CC p.288) However, the young farmers (or the farmer’s sons) were becoming ignorant and lazy – even though they do have a very valuable family asset (land) that can be used over and over – providing generations with income. Some of the farmers valuable family asset (land) that can be used over and over – providing generations with income....
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