Women in straw hats stoop over water-logged plots, working together to plant rice seedlings. A weather-worn man trudges behind an ox ploughing his family's field. Farmers throw newly harvested grain in the air so the wind can carry off the chaff. Tour buses navigate past grain carefully laid out on the black-topped road to dry. Though picturesque, these images of rural China perpetuate stereotypes of a conservative culture resistant to change - and affect public policy.
Asian Studies | Political Science | Rural Sociology
Political Science; Sociology
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ZHANG, Forrest and DONALDSON, John A., "Update mental pictures of rural China" (2009). Research Collection School of Social Sciences. Paper 2112.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/soss_research/2112
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