The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis

The Population of Modern China

Editors: Poston Jr., Dudley L., Yaukey, David (Eds.)

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Student~ interested in world populations and demography inevitably need to know China. As the most populous country of the world, China occupies a unique position in the world population system. How its population is shaped by the intricate interplays among factors such as its political ideology and institutions, economic reality, government policies, sociocultural traditions, and ethnic divergence represents at once a fascinating and challenging arena for investigatIon and analysis. Yet, for much of the 20th century, while population studies have developed into a mature science, precise information and sophisticated analysis about the Chinese population had largely remained either lacking or inaccessible, first because of the absence of systematic databases due to almost uninterrupted strife and wars, and later because the society was closed to the outside observers for about three decades since 1949. Since the end of the Cultural Revolution, things have dramatically changed. China has embarked on an ambitious reform program where modernization became the utmost goal of societal mobilization. China could no longer afford to rely on imprecise census or survey information for population-related studies and policy planning, nor to remaining closed to the outside world. Both the gathering of more precise information and access to such information have dramatically increased in the 1980s. Systematic observations, analyses and reporting about the Chinese population have surfaced in the population literature around the globe.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • New China’s Population

    Muzhen, Li

    Pages 5-18

  • Population Studies in China: Privileged Past, Anxious Future

    Greenhalgh, Susan

    Pages 19-46

  • A Brief History of China’s Population

    Banister, Judith

    Pages 51-57

  • Population Dynamics and Policy in China

    Cho, Lee-Jay

    Pages 59-81

  • Distribution of Chinese Population

    Muzhen, Li

    Pages 83-112

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Population of Modern China
Editors
  • Dudley L. Poston Jr.
  • David Yaukey
Series Title
The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-1231-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-1231-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-44235-3
Softcover ISBN
978-0-306-44138-7
Series ISSN
1389-6784
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 760
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