Polyandrous Marital Status in Rural Tibet

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  • Author: Ben Jiao;
  • Language: English
  • Format: 22.8 x 15 x 1.4 cm
  • Page: 223
  • Publication Date: 09/2014
  • ISBN: 9787802537668
  • Publisher: China Tibetology Press
Table of Contents
Preface One 
Preface Two 
List of Tables 
List of Figures 
List of Abbreviations 
Chapter One Introduction: Theories and Debates 
Chapter Two Research Design and Research Methods 
Chapter Three Taxation, Marriage System, and the Family in Dechen Village Before 1959 
Chapter Four Agricultural Reform and Village Composition 
Chapter Five Family and Marriage in Dechen Village 
Chapter Six Fraternal Polyandry in Dechen Village 
Chapter Seven Individual Relations and Attitudes Regarding Fraternal Polyandry 
Chapter Eight Conclusion 
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Since 1996, farmers have had to pay the full price of fertilizer.Earlier, the government paid half the price.The government also encourages farmers to use improved seeds, and sometimes, assists farmers in securing new improved seeds.In most cases, farmers exchange their grain for improved seeds from other areas.
Certain targets of manure accumulation and usage of improved seeds are set each year by the county for each township.Before spring, the county organizes several groups of county officials, township leaders, and village heads from all over the township to visit villages and check to see if they have met the targets.In each village, they examine preparations by selecting a few households randomly and then giving them certain points based on the adequacy of their preparations. Afterwards, the best prepared township is rewarded with money and those that were inadequately prepared are fined.For the past several years, Mag Township has been neither rewarded nor fined.Its villagers usually do not have difficulties accumulating manure since they raise more animals than other areas in the county. They do, however, have problems obtaining sufficient quantities of improved seeds because they must travel more than 30 kilometers ( several days) by horses/or donkey cart to reach an area where they can exchange seed. A second reason is that many households are not convinced of their value.They argue that there is no guarantee that the new seeds will produce a high yield because they generally need more irrigation and more fertilizer
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