The Fisher Folk of Late Imperial and Modern China
Brief introduction about the book:
In this book, the authors used a historical-anthropological perspective to introduce a group of Chinese who relied on water for a living during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Rather than settling on land, these people took abode in boats and sheds along rivers, lakes, and seas while making a living by fishing. This book addresses how the distinct culture, religion, and habits took form and evolved with time, beginning with introduction of the condition of the fishing industry and the developmental process of islands, lakes, and villages. The book also inspects the religion and culture of these unique inhabitants as well as general history of the fishing industry in order to provide an explanation as to why these residents have gradually migrated from land villages to the water.
About the author：
He Xi was born in Ji an city, Jiang xi province. She is master of Sun Yat-sen University and PHD at Chinese University of Hong Kong. Because She is interested in historical anthropology, regional history and Ming and Qing history, so she published <Chinese Academy of Social Science>,<Historical Anthropology>,<Studies of Qing Dynasty> and so on.
David Faure was born in 1947.He is the dean and professor of history in Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also the member of Saint Anthony College in Oxford. He is interested in Chinese history and economy.
This article is written by Peiting Yuan and Ting He.