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China s early industrialization (1865-1895) is ofgreat importance to theories of economicdevelopment. This book examines why China sindustrialization was slow compared to contemporaryJapan s. The author argues that China s tardyeconomic development was due to ineffectivegovernment leadership. He further explores why theChinese government did not lead China s economicdevelopment effectively. The Manchu question Manchurule of Qing China and Manchu supremacy over otherethnic groups triggered ethnic rebellions betweenthe early 1850s and the early 1870s, which severelyundercut the power of the government. Ethnicrebellions in turn were caused by the government sunequal ethnic policies that had established anethnic hierarchy in the empire. Moreover, betweenthe 1860s and 1890s the government spent adisproportionate amount of its revenue tofinancially support the Manchus leading toinsufficient governmental investment in modernprojects.Sociologists, political economists, andhistorians of China and Japan will find this bookinformative.


Author Wei Li

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GTIN 9783639068245

Language English

Pages 192

Product type Paperback

Dimension 8.66  inches

Product Weight 9.38 ounces

China's Early Industrialization

The Influence of Ethnic Relations and State Power on Economic Development

Wei Li

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