A Passion for Facts: Social Surveys and the Construction of by Tong Lam

By Tong Lam

during this path-breaking e-book, Tong Lam examines the emergence of the "culture of truth" in sleek China, displaying how elites and intellectuals sought to remodel the dynastic empire right into a countryside, thereby making sure its survival. Lam argues that an epistemological separate from from conventional modes of realizing the observable global started round the flip of the 20 th century. Tracing the Neo-Confucian tuition of evidentiary study and the trendy departure from it, Lam indicates how, in the course of the upward thrust of the social survey, "the truth" turned a uncomplicated conceptual medium and resource of fact. In targeting China’s social survey circulation, A ardour for Facts analyzes how info generated via more than a few study practices—census, sociological research, and ethnography—was mobilized by way of competing political factions to visualize, deal with, and remake the nation.

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