A Preliminary Model of Particularistic Ties in Chinese Political Alliances: Kan-ch'ing and Kuan-hsi in a Rural Taiwanese Township

@article{Jacobs1979APM,
  title={A Preliminary Model of Particularistic Ties in Chinese Political Alliances: Kan-ch'ing and Kuan-hsi in a Rural Taiwanese Township},
  author={J. B. Jacobs},
  journal={The China Quarterly},
  year={1979},
  volume={78},
  pages={237-273}
}
When one becomes an official, the entire family prospers … they host banquets and send presents ( ch'ing-k'o sung-li ). … One can see no organization. Personal acquaintances ( ssu-jen ) are employed, factions are active, and there are feudal relationships ( kuan-hsi ) … Why were the big and small “fleets” [of Lin Piao's anti-party group] openly able to carry out the schemes of forming cliques, engaging in factionalism, and carrying out conspiracies by such acts as hosting banquets ( ch'ing-k'o… Expand
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