In This Review
Village and Family in Contemporary China

Village and Family in Contemporary China

By William L. Parish and Martin King Whyte

University of Chicago Press, 1978, 419 pp.

Based on interviews with former residents of 63 villages in Kwangtung province adjacent to Hong Kong, this is the most balanced and informative study yet produced by Western scholarship on village and family life in the People's Republic of China. Both the achievements and the failings are highlighted.