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The Shifting Definition of Rural Civic Organizational Studies amidst the Interference of "Civil Society": The Example of Guanxi and Trust: Empirical Studies of China's Rural Civic Organizations

The Shifting Definition of Rural Civic Organizational Studies amidst the Interference of "Civil... Th e China Nonprofi t Review 1 (2009) 149-158 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/187651409X412778 Also available online – brill.nl/cnpr CNPR brill.nl/cnpr Th e Shifting Defi nition of Rural Civic Organizational Studies amidst the Interference of “Civil Society”: 1 Th e Example of Guanxi and Trust: Empirical Studies of China’s Rural Civic Organizations Tong Zhihui Guanxi and Trust: Empirical Studies of China’s Rural Civic Organizations is a book of academic depth in the fi eld of rural civic organization studies. Th e work borrows on a wealth of theoretical work from the fi eld. While the writer’s grasp of contemporary theorists freed her from directly presenting empirical results, the sheer number and variety of theories requires of the writer a certain degree of refl ection. Th is piece attempts to analyze the book’s considerations with regard to applied theory, to reveal the interference of “civil society” terminology, to explain how a fi eld striving to localize is unable to unfetter itself from popular terminology and is stuck undulating between actively merging and originally creating, and to consider what estimation we should make of the defi nition of the fi eld as the work characterizes it. In http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The China Nonprofit Review Brill

The Shifting Definition of Rural Civic Organizational Studies amidst the Interference of "Civil Society": The Example of Guanxi and Trust: Empirical Studies of China's Rural Civic Organizations

The China Nonprofit Review , Volume 1 (1): 149 – Jan 1, 2009

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Brill
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© 2009 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1876-5092
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1876-5149
DOI
10.1163/187651409X412778
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Th e China Nonprofi t Review 1 (2009) 149-158 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/187651409X412778 Also available online – brill.nl/cnpr CNPR brill.nl/cnpr Th e Shifting Defi nition of Rural Civic Organizational Studies amidst the Interference of “Civil Society”: 1 Th e Example of Guanxi and Trust: Empirical Studies of China’s Rural Civic Organizations Tong Zhihui Guanxi and Trust: Empirical Studies of China’s Rural Civic Organizations is a book of academic depth in the fi eld of rural civic organization studies. Th e work borrows on a wealth of theoretical work from the fi eld. While the writer’s grasp of contemporary theorists freed her from directly presenting empirical results, the sheer number and variety of theories requires of the writer a certain degree of refl ection. Th is piece attempts to analyze the book’s considerations with regard to applied theory, to reveal the interference of “civil society” terminology, to explain how a fi eld striving to localize is unable to unfetter itself from popular terminology and is stuck undulating between actively merging and originally creating, and to consider what estimation we should make of the defi nition of the fi eld as the work characterizes it. In

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Published: Jan 1, 2009

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