Asian Population History

Hardcover | April 15, 2001

EditorTsui-jung Liu, James Lee, David Sven Reher

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The study of Asian historical demography has lagged behind that of its European and American counterparts for some time. This volume serves to narrow the gap by drawing together material from scholars specializing in demography across the spectrum of Asian countries. The collection dividesinto four parts and contains nineteen chapters covering issues on comparative perspective, fertility, disease and mortality, and marriage and family. The geographic coverage of the chapters is also wide, extending from East Asia to South Asia, with specific emphasis on Japan, China, Taiwan,Indonesia, India, and Sri Lanka. Authors focus on a whole range of social groups, discussing how demographic issues affect and have affected both urban and rural dwellers from the seventeenth to the twentieth century.This volume, which is perhaps the first to bring together a number of in-depth, specialist studies on Asian population history, should prove a useful and engaging tool for both students and academics in the fields of demography, history, and Asian studies.

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The study of Asian historical demography has lagged behind that of its European and American counterparts for some time. This volume serves to narrow the gap by drawing together material from scholars specializing in demography across the spectrum of Asian countries. The collection dividesinto four parts and contains nineteen chapters ...

Ts'ui-jung Liu is Research Fellow and Director at the Institute of Taiwan History, Preparatory Office, Academia Sinica, Taipei. James Lee is Professor in the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology. David Sven Reher is Professor in the School of Political Science and Sociology, Universidad Compl...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:463 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.14 inPublished:April 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University Press

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I. Overview1. John C. Caldwell: What do we Know about Asian Population History? Comparisons of Asian and European Research2. Chris Wilson: Understanding the Nature and Importance of Low-growth Demographic Regimes3. Anthony Reid: South-East Asian Population History and the Colonial Impact4. Sumit Guha: The Population History of South Asia from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Centuries: An Exploration5. Tim Dyson and Monica Das Gupta: Demographic Trends in Ludhiana District, Punjab, 1881-1981: An Exploration of Vital Registration Data in Colonial IndiaII. Fertility6. Noriko O. Tsuya: Patterns of Nuptiality and Fertility in a Fishing Village in Southwestern Tokugawa Japan7. Ken'ichi Tomobe: The Level of Fertility in Tokugawa and Meiji Japan c. 1801-19308. Terence H. Hull: Indonesian Fertility Behaviour before the Transition: Searching for Hints in the Historical Record9. C. M. Langford: Trends and Fluctuations in Fertility in Sri Lanka during the First Half of the Twentieth CenturyIII. Disease and Mortality10. Peter Boomgaard: Crisis Mortality in Seventeenth Century Indonesia11. Cameron Campbell: Mortality Change and the Epidemiological Transition in Beijing, 1644-199012. Ts'ui-jung Liu and Shi-yung Liu: Disease and Mortality in the History of Taiwan13. John R. Shepherd: Smallpox and the Pattern of Mortality in Late Nineteenth Century Taiwan14. Ann Bowman Jannetta: Public Health and the Diffusion of Vaccination in Japan15. Jose Antonio Ortega Osona: The Attenuation of Mortality Fluctuations in British Punjab and Bengal, 1870-1947IV. Marriage and Family16. James Lee, Wang Feng, and Ruan Danching: Nuptiality among the Quing Nobility, 1600-190017. Zhongwei Zhao: Demographic Conditions and Household Formation in Chinese History: A Simulation Study18. Akira Hayami and Emiko Ochiai: Family Patterns and Demographic Factors in Pre-Industrial Japan19. Bruce Caldwell: marriage Patterns and Demographic Change in Sri Lanka: A Long-Term Perspective