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This work presents evidence about the historical and contemporary Chinese population behaviour that overturns much of the received wisdom about the differences between China and the West first voiced by Malthus, who described a China in which early and universal marriage ensured high fertility and higher demographic responsiveness to economic circumstances.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674007093
ISBN-10: 0674007093
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 17mm)
Pages: 268
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - James Z. Lee

James Z. Lee is Associate Professor of Chinese History at the California Institute of Technology. Wang Feng is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California at Irvine.

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