The Movement and Circulation of Materials, People, and Practices across the Eurasian Continent over Nearly Two Millennia
Examines Chinese institutional change in education, religion, health care, economics, labor, family, and local communities in the post-Mao era. The essays are based on the pioneering work of sociologist C. K. Yang, and his institutional diffusion theory.
In this fascinating study of a community of Chinese beggars, Schak offers evidence that challenges widely held theories on poverty. It is a path-breaking, systematic anthropological study that is one of the few works on beggars available.