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Rice Economies : Technology and Development in Asian Societies

Rice Economies : Technology and Development in Asian Societies - 86 edition

Rice Economies : Technology and Development in Asian Societies - 86 edition

ISBN13: 9780520086203

ISBN10: 0520086201

Rice Economies : Technology and Development in Asian Societies by Francesca Bray - ISBN 9780520086203
Edition: 86
Copyright: 1986
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: 1986
International: No
Rice Economies : Technology and Development in Asian Societies by Francesca Bray - ISBN 9780520086203

ISBN13: 9780520086203

ISBN10: 0520086201

Edition: 86

Summary

The contrast in the rate of growth between Western and Eastern societies since 1800 has caused Asian societies to be characterized as backward and resistant to change, though until 1600 or so certain Asian states were technologically far in advance of Europe. The Rice Economies, drawing on original source materials, examines patterns of technological and social evolution specific to East-Asian wet-rice economies in order to clarfiy some general historical trends in economic development.

Author Bio

Bray, Francesca : University of California

Francesca Bray is Professor of Anthropology at University of California, Santa Barbara and author of Agriculture, Volume VI, part 2 in Joseph Needham's Science and Civilization in China (1984).