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Author Lin, A. (Alfred)

Title The rural economy of Guangdong, 1870-1937 : a study of the Agrarian crisis and its origins in southernmost China / Alfred H.Y. Lin.

Published New York : St. Martin's Press, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  338.1095127 LIN {Bund81 20190820}    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 226 pages : map ; 23 cm.
Series Studies on the Chinese economy.
Studies on the Chinese economy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The Man-Land Ratio and its Effects on Agriculture -- 3. Paddy Production and the Problem of Rice Shortage -- 4. Trade and the Transformation of the Rural Economy -- 5. Land Tax, Surtaxes, Miscellaneous Fees and Extra-Legal Charges -- 6. Landlord-Tenant Relations -- 7. Sources of Credit and Overseas Remittances -- 8. Conclusion.
Summary This study traces the origins of the agrarian crisis in southernmost China in the 1920s and 1930s. The author has singled out six key aspects of the rural economy for investigation: the man-land ratio, paddy production, trade, land tax, rent and credit operation. What emerges from his findings is the picture of a traditional economy that had come under the pressure of internal and external dynamics of change since the nineteenth century. It shows the deep-rooted and multifaceted nature of the agrarian crisis, and highlights the importance of technological and institutional remedies of China's rural problems.
Subject Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- China -- Guangdong Sheng -- History.
Guangdong Sheng (China) -- Rural conditions.
ISBN 0312175949
0333699998 No price
0312175949 (St. Martin's Press)