Coping with Calamity: Environmental Change and Peasant Response in Central China, 1736-1949
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296pp. January 2015
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Coping with Calamity: Environmental Change and Peasant Response in Central China, 1736-1949
Author: Zhang, Jiayan;
The Jianghan plain in central China is shaped by its relationship with water. Once a prolific rice-growing region that drew immigrants to its fertile paddy fields, since the eighteenth century it has become prone to devastating flooding and waterlogging.
Published in association with Univeristy of British Columbia Press
Coping with Calamity is the first English-language book on the ecology, economy, and society of the Jianghan Plain, one of the most important agricultural areas in late imperial and modern China. It is unique in interpreting rural economic and s
Author: Zhang, Jiayan;
Jiayan Zhang is an associate professor of history at Kennesaw State University.



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