Economic Change in China, c.1800-1950 / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Cambridge University Press
This book is the first attempt to focus on the long-term process of economic change in pre-Communist China. It examines the extent to which China had become a modern economy by 1950 and analyzes the origins of some of the "modern" features in the traditional economy. With maps, tables and bibliography to guide the student, this concise study will provide an invaluable introduction to crucial aspects of Chinese history.
Table of ContentsIntroduction; 1. Analytical frameworks; 2. The eighteenth-century legacy and the early nineteenth-century crisis; 3. Growth and structural change; 4. Foreign trade and investment; 5. Industry: traditional and modern; 6. Agriculture; 7. The state and the economy; 8. Conclusion: the legacy of the past.