Economic History in China

Tradition, divergence and potential

Authored by: Li Bozhong

Routledge Handbook of Global Economic History

Print publication date:  December  2015
Online publication date:  December  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138838031
eBook ISBN: 9781315734736
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Economic history as a modern academic discipline arose in China in the early twentieth century, but as a field of study had a long indigenous tradition prior to 1900. Since then, the discipline has gone through periods of formation (1904–50), transformation (1950–78) and prosperity (1978–99), and now at the beginning of the twenty-first century, ironically, it faces unprecedented new challenges.

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