Abstract: This issue is publishing two articles from the conference marking the 60th anniversary of Fei Xiaotong’s fieldwork in Kaixiaogong Village. They are ‘A practical-minded person — Professor Fei’s anthropological calling and Edmund Leach’s game’, by Stephan Feuchtwang, and ‘A swan’s trace in snow: unexpected visits, fieldwork and the anthropology of Fei Xiaotong’, by Charles Stafford, and both are published here for the first time in the West. They are not only new to readers outside China but also important in helping readers understand the development of Chinese social sciences. This issue also includes two papers from scholars of the younger generation. It also includes ssections ofm ‘Reflection and Prediction’, ‘Dialogue and Comments’ and ‘Feedback and Comments’.
Xiangqun Chang 常向群 is Director of Global China Institute and CCPN Global, Editor of Journal of China in Comparative Perspective (JCCP), Chief Editor of Global China Press, and Senior Consultant of Global China Unit. She is also Honorary Professor of UCL (University College London), UK; and holder of several Professorships and Senior Fellowships at Peking, Renmin, Fudan and Sun Yat-Sen Universities in China. Her publications in English and Chinese amount to two million words include Guanxi or Li shang wanglai?: Reciprocity, Social Support Networks, and Social Creativity in a Chinese Village (2009 in Chinese; 2010 in English). See: www.gci-uk.org/x.chang
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Journal of China in Comparative Perspective
Vol.1 Issue 1. 2015, p11-13