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In the absence of a peasantry, what, then, is a Hong Kong farmer?

Lou, Loretta leng Tak (2017) In the absence of a peasantry, what, then, is a Hong Kong farmer? Made in China, 2 (4). 56 - 59. ISSN 2206-9119

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Identification Number: 10.22459/mic.02.04.2017.10

Abstract

Given the social and political significance of ‘the peasant’ (nongmin) in modern Chinese history, it is surprising that the term nongmin is largely absent in Hong Kong, where discourses about individual farmers (nongfu) are far more prevalent. In tracing the modern etymology of Chinese peasants and the history of Hong Kong agriculture, this essay argues that the lack of ‘class’ consciousness makes Hong Kong farmers even more vulnerable to the unceasing wave of urban sprawl.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://madeinchinajournal.com/journal/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author
Divisions: Anthropology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2020 13:18
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2020 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/106686

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