Fanshen

A Documentary of Revolution in a Chinese Village

William Hinton

978-93-50023-74-7

Aakar Books, New Delhi, 2015

637 pages

Price INR 595.00
Book Club Price INR 447.00
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More than forty years after its initial publication, William Hinton's Fanshen continues to be the essential volume for those fascinated with China's revolutionary process of rural reform and social change. A pioneering work, it is a marvellous and revealing look into life in the Chinese countryside, where tradition and modernity have had both a complimentary and caustic relationship in the years since the Chinese Communist Party first came to power. It is a rare, concrete record of social struggle and transformation, as witnessed by a participant. It continues to offer profound insight into the lives of peasants and China's complex social processes.

William Hinton

William Hinton (1919–2004) was a farmer in Vermont and a legendary figure in the U.S. Left. He wrote many books on post-revolutionary China, including Through a Glass Darkly, Iron Oxen, The Great Reversal, Hundred Day War, Shenfan, and Turning Point in China.