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The Resource A passion for facts : social surveys and the construction of the Chinese nation-state, 1900-1949, Tong Lam

A passion for facts : social surveys and the construction of the Chinese nation-state, 1900-1949, Tong Lam

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A passion for facts : social surveys and the construction of the Chinese nation-state, 1900-1949
Title
A passion for facts
Title remainder
social surveys and the construction of the Chinese nation-state, 1900-1949
Statement of responsibility
Tong Lam
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this path-breaking book, Tong Lam examines the emergence of the "culture of fact" in modern China, showing how elites and intellectuals sought to transform the dynastic empire into a nation-state, thereby ensuring its survival. Lam argues that an epistemological break away from traditional modes of understanding the observable world began around the turn of the twentieth century. Tracing the Neo-Confucian school of evidentiary research and the modern departure from it, Lam shows how, through the rise of the social survey, "the fact" became a basic conceptual medium and source of truth. In focusing on China's social survey movement, A Passion for Facts analyzes how information generated by a range of research practices--census, sociological investigation, and ethnography--was mobilized by competing political factions to imagine, manage, and remake the nation"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Asia Pacific modern
Series volume
9
A passion for facts : social surveys and the construction of the Chinese nation-state, 1900-1949, Tong Lam
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A passion for facts : social surveys and the construction of the Chinese nation-state, 1900-1949, Tong Lam
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/j.ctt1ppfbs
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rise of the fact and the re-imagining of China -- From divide and rule to combine and count -- Foolish people versus soulstealers -- The nationalization of facts and the affective state -- Time, space, and state effect -- China as a social laboratory
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Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 263 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520950351
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote

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