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Tong Lam's A Passion for Facts: Social Surveys and the Construction of PDF

By Tong Lam

ISBN-10: 0520267869

ISBN-13: 9780520267862

during this path-breaking booklet, Tong Lam examines the emergence of the "culture of truth" in smooth China, exhibiting how elites and intellectuals sought to remodel the dynastic empire right into a countryside, thereby making sure its survival. Lam argues that an epistemological cut loose from conventional modes of realizing the observable global all started round the flip of the 20th century. Tracing the Neo-Confucian university of evidentiary study and the trendy departure from it, Lam indicates how, during the upward push of the social survey, "the truth" grew to become a uncomplicated conceptual medium and resource of fact. In targeting China’s social survey circulation, A ardour for Facts analyzes how details generated through various study practices—census, sociological research, and ethnography—was mobilized by means of competing political factions to visualize, deal with, and remake the nation.

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