Title

Introduction: Food, Famine, And The Chinese State

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-1982

Published In

Journal Of Asian Studies

Abstract

This article delineates new approaches to the study of food and famine in Chinese history. Drawing primarily from the three other articles in the symposium, the author asks in what ways the Chinese state, primarily in the high Qing period, affected population growth, agricultural production, natural cycles, and food distribution, and what a historical perspective suggests about the People's Republic of China's efforts to feed its population.

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