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Doing Fieldwork in China
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2011 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Doing fieldwork inside the PRC is an eye-opening but sometimes also deeply frustrating experience. Fieldwork-based studies form the foundation for our understanding of Chinese politics and society, but there are conspicuously few detailed descriptions in the China literature of how people actually do their fieldwork, and of the problems they encounter. This lack of public methodological debate not only undermines academic standards of openness: it also stalls constructive discussion on coping strategies to shared problems, and it leaves graduate students going to the field for the first time with a feeling of being the only ones to encounter difficulties.

In this volume scholars from around the world reflect on their own fieldwork practice in order to give practical advice and discuss more general theoretical points. The contributors come from a wide range of disciplines such as political science, anthropology, economics, media studies, history, cultural geography and sinology. The book also contains an extensive bibliography.

This work is of relevance to post graduate students from the social sciences and humanities who plan to do fieldwork in China; to experienced scholars who are new to the China field; and to experienced China scholars with an interest in methodological issues.

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Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2011. , 334 p.
Series
NIAS Reference Library, 1
Keyword [en]
Field Work, PRC
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Other Humanities
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URN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-4091ISBN: 978 87 91114 97 7 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:norden-4091DiVA: diva2:855438
Available from: 2015-09-21 Created: 2015-09-21 Last updated: 2015-09-21

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