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  • Portrait of a Community

Portrait of a Community

Society, Culture, and the Structures of Kinship in the Mulan River Valley (Fujian) from the late Tang through the Song

Hugh Roberts Clark


English , 2006/01 The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press

Tags: Anthropology, History

229 x 152 mm , 488pp ISBN : 978-962-996-227-2

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Portrait of a Community: Society, Culture, and the Structures of Kinship in the Mulan River Valley (Fujian) from the late Tang through the Song is a study of emerging kinship structures as embedded in the social and cultural history of a river valley in central coastal Fujian province from the 9th through 13th centuries. Social chapters focus on establishment of elite kin groups, the structure and internal segmentation of those kin groups, and marriage patterns. Culture chapters cover the religious culture, the academic culture, and the culture of kinship. The thesis of this book is that cultural innovation often begins at a local level, and challenges current paradigm that distinguishes the link between locality and the elite in the Northern and Southern Song.

Hugh Roberts Clark is Professor of History and East Asian Studies of Ursinus College. He received his PhD from University of Pennsylvania in 1981. Some of his major works include Community, Trade and Networks in Southern Fujian from the 3rd to the 13th Centuries, and a book chapter for the Cambridge History of China on the Ten Kingdoms. He is currently working on Chinese maritime frontier history.

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