DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2013.09.007
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Abstract: Based on some former studies of Chinese rural society, this paper summerizes the achievements and limitations of general Chinese rural studies and then proposes a social operation model in rural areas which is dominated by the squires. It uses some specific historical data and discoveries of feild sduty to further examine the profound influence of the squires on rural politcal construction in three different aspects: the model of clan and religion, the role as inter-mediator and the growth of basic armed force…

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