The Logic of Survival Culture of Rural Collective Action in China: A Preliminary Study Framework

Zhengdong LI


This paper focuses on the formation of the Water Association in River Village after the People’s Commune through a framework of “Understanding Knowledge”. It starts from the perspective of rural people's daily life, using a narrative explanation way of the Experience Ethnography. In the life history between written history and oral history, the paper shows a picture of “collective actions in the rural society” to everyone. And then, the paper discusses the logic of collective actions on its generation process in the view of culture from the perspective of people’s daily life.
Key words: Chinese Rural; Daily Life; Collective Actions; Survival Culture

Resumé: Cet article se concentre sur la formation de l'Association de l'eau dans le Village de rivière après la Commune populaire à travers un cadre de "connaissance de compréhension". Il commence par la perspective de la vie quotidienne des populations rurales, en utilisant un moyen d'explication narrative de l'expérience ethnographique. Dans l'histoire de la vie entre l'histoire écrite et l'histoire orale, l'étude montre une image des "actions collectives dans la société rurale" à tout le monde. Et puis, le document examine la logique des actions collectives dans son processus de génération d'un point de vue culturel à partir de la perspective de la vie quotidienne des gens.
Mots-clés: Chine Rurale; Vie Quotidienne; Actions Collectives; Culture De Survie


Chinese Rural; Daily Life; Collective Actions; Survival Culture ;Chine Rurale; Vie Quotidienne; Actions Collectives; Culture De Survie


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