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 (6 chapter)

  • Distribution of Chinese Population

    Li Muzhen

    Pages 83-112

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  • Fertility Policy in China: Future Options

    Susan Greenhalgh, John Bongaarts

    Pages 401-419

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  • Implications of the Aging of China‚Äôs Population

    Judith Banister

    Pages 463-490

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  • Sex Preference, Fertility, and Family Planning in China

    Fred Arnold, Liu Zhaoxiang

    Pages 491-523

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  • Ethnic Identification in China

    Fei Xiao Tong

    Pages 601-613

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Population of Modern China
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
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