Family, Fields, and Ancestors: Constancy and Change in China's Social and Economic History, 1550-1949

ISBN: 9780195052695
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1988-02-04
Number of pages: 288
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This is the first book to synthesize and make available important recent research on China's social and economic history, offering a completely new perspective on the four centuries from the Ming Dynasty to the Communist revolution. Drawing on a wide array of sources, the author clarifies the complexities of Chinese society, covering a wide range of topics from population trends, class structure, and religion to agriculture, commerce, and manufacturing.

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