Is modernity in non-Western societies always an "alternative" modernity, a derivative copy of an "original modernity" that began in the West? No, answer the contributors to this book, who then offer an absorbing set of case studies from modern China to make their point. By focusing on people's ordinary routines of working, eating, going to school, and traveling, the authors examine the notion of modernity as it has been staged in the minute details of Chinese life. Essays explore people's basic search for food, water, and ...

Everyday Modernity in China 2006, University of Washington Press, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9780295986029

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