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Suicide and Justice


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Part I: Introduction 1. Suicide as a Chinese Problem 2. Two Philosophies about Suicide Part II: Domestic Justice 3. Familial Love 4. Family Politics 5. Fortune Part III: Human Dignity 6. Suicide and Madness 7. Gambling for Qi 8. Face 9. Thinking Through Part IV: Conclusion: Suicide as a Public Affair 10. Public Justice 11. Making Good Luck

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Peking University, China


This book is the most serious ethnographic study of suicide to date. Its conclusions challenge but also complement psychiatric research. It is also an important contribution to the study of what is disappearing in rural China today. A real achievement. Arthur Kleinman, Harvard University

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