The Rural Economy of Guangdong, 1870-1937

A Study of the Agrarian Crisis and its Origins in Southernmost China

  • Alfred H Y Lin

Part of the Studies on the Chinese Economy book series (STCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Alfred H Y Lin
    Pages 1-18
  3. Alfred H Y Lin
    Pages 115-137
  4. Alfred H Y Lin
    Pages 138-161
  5. Alfred H Y Lin
    Pages 162-169
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 170-226

About this book


This study traces the origins of the agrarian crisis in southernmost China in the 1920s and 1930s. It shows the deep-rooted and multifaceted nature of the agrarian crisis, and highlights the importance of technological and institutional remedies to China's rural problems. The author also calls for greater appreciation of the worth of alternative perspectives, as this is vital to the understanding of a complex historical reality rife with contradictions.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Alfred H Y Lin
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  1. 1.Department of HistoryUniversity of Hong KongHonk Kong

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