Chinese peasant economy agricultural development in Hopei and Shantung, 1890-1949 by Ramon Hawley Myers

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  • China,
  • Hebei Sheng.,
  • Shandong Sheng.


  • Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- China -- Hebei Sheng,
  • Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- China -- Shandong Sheng,
  • Villages -- China -- Hebei Sheng,
  • Villages -- China -- Shandong Sheng

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Bibliography: p. 369-387.

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Statement[by] Ramon H. Myers.
SeriesHarvard East Asian series,, 47
LC ClassificationsHD2070.H6 M94
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 394 p.
Number of Pages394
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4452702M
ISBN 100674124510
LC Control Number79115189

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