• Weili Ye
  • Xiaodong Ma
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Oral History book series (PSOH)


After receiving her doctoral degree in sociology from Northeastern University in 1999, Ma Xiaodong went back to China and now teaches at Fudan University in Shanghai. Her concern for rural China and women’s issues, amply demonstrated in the preceding pages, has been reflected both in her Ph.D. thesis and her current research in China. The former involved a study of a village in Jiangsu province during the reform era and the latter has cen­tered on rural poverty and women’s reproductive health. She spends several months every year doing fieldwork in the same county in northern Shaanxi where years ago she visited as a journalist. Living over ten years in the United States has not made her forget that part of China. Some of her colleagues in Shanghai are puzzled by her decision to do research in such an impoverished region. This book helps explain the draw of rural China to her.


Cultural Revolution Preceding Page Religious Hatred Impoverished Region Small Group Interview 
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