This series of posts suggests varying perspectives on changing society and expressive culture in Hunan province:
The extensive field survey led by the great Yang Yinliu over summer 1956:
Major fieldwork since the 1980s on local Daoist ritual:
Migration and cultural responses to the famine that followed the Great Leap Backward:
The documentaries of Jiang Nengjie on left-behind children and the perils of mining:
As ever, I’d love to see all these perspectives integrated.