A Skill Based Approach to the History of Rural Economic Change——A Comment on “EATING RICE FROM BAMBOO ROOTS: The Social History of a Community of Handicraft Papermakers in Rural Sichuan,1920-2000”
CHEN Rong;Hebei University School of history;
China rural economy has always been the focus of attention of Chinese and foreign scholars. Jacob Eyferth's new book, "EATING RICE FROM BAMBOO ROOTS: The Social History of a Community of Handicraft Papermakers in Rural Sichuan, 1920-2000", using " a small incision, a big vision," with the skill for the cutting entrance, draws the outline of Sichuan rural society " latitude and longitude". It not only horizontally depicts the life picture of Jiajiang County local society, but also longitudinally shows the difficult development in papermaking workshop of twentieth Century again, which makes a hook arranged in a crisscross pattern of rural economic change picture. Although the author blurs the concept of "changing labor", it enriches the research of handicraft history in the region and content, which brings about re-thinking of rural economic research.
【CateGory Index】： F329-5