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State transformation, reforms and economic performance in China, 1840–1910

Deng, Kent (2003) State transformation, reforms and economic performance in China, 1840–1910. In: Teichova, Alice and Matis, Herbert, (eds.) Nation, State and the Economy in History. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 308-331. ISBN 0521792789

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The period immediately after the Opium War (1840–42) marked the first stage of state transformation and economic reforms in modern China. During this period, the age-old socio-political and socio-economic structures and equilibria ended and new structures gradually took shape. Despite political hiccups, including the erosion of China’s sovereignty, the market worked its own way out and modern growth began.

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Divisions: Economic History
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 00:15

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