Publications by Fei Hsiao-Tung

Ethnic Identification in China

Peasant Life in China: A Field Study of Country Life in the Yangtze Valley

China's Multi-National Family

Earthbound China

A Study of Rural Economy in Yunnan

Book cover for Earthbound China

Fei is the father of modern sociology in China: western-trained, he came to Yunnan at the end of the 1930s when China's eastern universities relocated west. In "Earthbound China" he applied modern empirical techniques that he had pioneered around Shanghai to the Chinese hinterland. The economical development, and subsequent societal changes, of three un-named, but typical villages in Yunnan is analyzed in great detail in this fascinating study.