Gao Village Revisited

The Life of Rural People in Contemporary China

Mobo C. F. Gao

The Chinese University Press

Gao Village Revisited

Pub Date: August 2019

ISBN: 9789882371095

300 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $30.00

Pub Date: February 2019

ISBN: 9789629965785

300 Pages

Format: Hardcover

List Price: $45.00

Gao Village Revisited

The Life of Rural People in Contemporary China

Mobo C. F. Gao

The Chinese University Press

This is a close study of Gao village twenty years after the author, an anthropologist and native of Gao village, wrote his original ethnography Gao Village. It combines ethnographic analysis, personal vignettes, and a number of fascinating stories, which presents a convincing yet complex picture of how Gao villagers interact with the outside world. With his sympathetic and insider’s approach, the author argues that rural Chinese display great entrepreneurship and inner strength of self-improvement; they are active contributors to China’s economic boom.

About the Author

Mobo Gao is chair of Chinese Studies at the Department of Asian Studies the University of Adelaide. His research interests include studies of rural China, contemporary Chinese politics and culture, Chinese migration to Australia, and the mass media. He has published several books, including the critically acclaimed book Gao Village: Rural Life in Modern China (2007), The Battle of China’s Past: Mao and the Cultural Revolution (2008), Remembering Socialist China, 1949–1976 (2015), and Constructing China: Clashing Views of the People's Republic (2018).