Family, Field and Ancestors

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

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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 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 10mm | 421.84g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 18 figures, 10 tables
  • 0195052706
  • 9780195052701
  • 1,457,651

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'As a synthesis of information, some of which was previously not easily available, the book is valuable to scholars and undergraduates alike.' Lillian Craig Harris, Pacific Review 'a textbook that provides solid grounding in the economic and social context that shaped modern China's political history ... The chapters are clearly written and generous in their presentation of factual data. This book meets a need long felt by all those who would go beyond political and diplomatic events in their teaching of modern Chinese history to undergraduates.' Ellis Tinios, University of Leeds, History No. 244, April '90 'Eastman's extensive knowledge will certainly benefit both Chinese and foreign students ... it is clear that this work, with its coherent content and interpretative style, is more than just another general textbook of modern Chinese history, and readers will no doubt find it to be an inspiration for some time to come.' Hon-Ming Yip, China Quarterlyshow more

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