The pressures of a hypercompetitive market economy are ripping apart the traditional family and threatening the environment. The political system is even more rigid, but perhaps more brittle, than a decade ago.There is enormous popular pride in the ascension of China to the rank of global superpower and general satisfaction in the material benefits that the poor as well as the rich have been gaining from an expanding economy.This compelling book explores the explosive pace of change in China and how its citizens are grappling with a dramatically new world, both in the public and private spheres.
On one of these trips in 2009, I went with three students and Professor Li Wei to the mountains of western China near Tibet.
One thing I discovered is that most Chinese are not happy with the United States. as a troublemaker that was using human rights to push its own agenda.
Before I went over, I imagined our government was the champion of human rights. I think China has gradually grown more open and liberal over the past 25 years, but there’s a leader in place now who is reversing that trend—perhaps because he’s seeing rumblings of change and democratic impulses in his own society.” “If cultural anthropology is defined as a field that requires vast energy, endless curiosity, and tremendous respect for the culture being studied, then Bob epitomizes such a discipline.
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Asked if teaching the subject helped make him the ideal husband to wife Darla—archival specialist at Olin Library—Moore offers a mix of humility and humor.