ANT 148A Part II 4/30/07 Lecture 10 Governing and Biopolitics I
Introduction - China's population problem o Largest population in the world o Problems land resources.what amount of land can be used for agriculture o Lot of areas of land isn't suit
in search of china (MOVIE)
state own enterprise- they dont have complete freedom.
no company can survive without government support.
but Chinese government should change the way in function. change economy, politics and
company should follow ins
foxicon, a lot of people heard about the suicide issues. so people assume the environment
should be bad.
- Book: both story of women and journalist. Show how they are different and how they are
related. how the experience from the factory. some reporter
Shifting State Power
Socialist and reform period are mostly the questions
- How has the Chinese state been conceptualized by the West?
o 1949, CPP and state have different history understanding. After PRC gain
controlled, China was mainly isolated by the
what are the characteristics of chinas middle class?
china doesnt want to make notion of class . rather than jieceng ? ? because people
would think of class struggle and cultural revolution. ? ? ? ?
a new fo
- In the reform period China became the worlds center of industrial production
- Production cheap because
o low cost of human labor: more people so you can suppress the wage.
o lack of environmental regulations : low cost of environmental regulat
today lecture and film
Next time ( wed): discussion of the book. the chapter we need to read
next week: Monday: just lecture. but short assignment at home
Session 15 consumerism and new urban life
- affected the whole world economy. ( new consumption and
A lively and diverse domain of popular culture
o Less state control in most areas
urban youth loves to participate in disco dancing. why? in 80s
besides entertaining , socializing, popularity, self-expression, expression
The Tourism Fever
3 crazes- housing, cars, and tourism.
Destinations: from major cities to exotic broder ethnic regions.
56 ethnic groups. The Han is the largest group. over 92 %. Different languages and
- Chinas economic reform has brought
Midterm 2 questions will give us three questions in case. Bring blue book. Thinner one.
Short essays. Guan Xi gift giving/ way of life. Corruption.
The Gift Economy
Guan Xi = Relations, personal connections, or social networks intentionally cultivated
Migration & Labor
- many product made in china under the condition described in this book.
1. Emergence of the Floating population
a. Timing: Began to emerge in the early 1980s.
b. Number: Over 1- Million
c. Who: Rural migrants
c.i. This enormously large
Last chance home: (movie)
Office hour 10/25(Friday) 10-11 am ( library)
Tue, Oct 29 (draft, talked about exam) 7-8 pm (review)
newspaper, any cultural
Midterm Study Guide Anthropology 148A Spring 2007 Format of the Exam: Two essay questions (out of 3 choices)-50 points each You do NOT need to bring any exam books! We will provide paper.
Important Note: This brief study guide provides students with
ANT 148A 4/2/07 Leah [email protected] Wed 3-5 Young Family, Kinship, and Lineage Family seen as basic unit/cell of society Very important to study social dynamics and organization of families 1. Family Forms a. Joint or extended family parents l
Chinese Family and Kinship
Family: the basic unit of form of the society
- 1st reading conducted outside mainland china: western researcher cant really do research
in Mainland but only in Taiwan and Hong Kong. this article is old so cant refle
Professor Li Zhang
311 Young Hall
A brief outline of its historical periods
- The origin of the Chinese civilization can be traced bk to around 2000 B.C.
The long period of 24 different dynasties ended in 1911
- The republican period (1912-1949)
Lecture 5: Urban social organization under Mao
1. A brief Historical Review of Chinese Cities
o 1) Even Distribution in Space
o 2) Rural-urban continuity (2-5)
o 3) Native place associations and guilds
a. Native place associations
Land reform and collectivization
- significant events during the period (1950s to 1970s):
o land reform in the countryside
o collectivization (peoples communes)
o The Great Leap Forward
o The Cultural Revolution
1. Land Reform (1950-1953)
5. The cultural revolution
- 1. background
- 5/1966-10/1976, about ten years. Maos regime initiated this mass movement.
- reject the traditional Chinese cultural heritage and capitalist ideology while adopting the mao
Zedong thought as the guiding princip
Equality: we will start eliminate proviate ownership and ensure the money should be equally
distributed. the party and state believes that the government had to distribute equally. the
resources arent just government issue but political issue. after all,
why does the author use the term environmental winds to describe the changes? what is
the advantage of using this metaphor?
in history, this notion of wings had been mentioned and used under socialism. the way of telling
social transformation and hard t