Family, Fields, and Ancestors

Constancy and Change in China's Social and Economic History, 1550-1949
Author(s): 
Eastman, Lloyd E.
ISBN: 
0195052706
Date published: 
January 1989
Paperback
Price: 
£14.99
Pages: 
278

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.