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New History Faculty Publication

Dr. Jiayan Zhang’s new book Coping with Calamity: Environmental Change and Peasant Response in Central China, 1736-1949 has been published by UBC Press as part of its series Contemporary Chinese Studies. In his study, Dr. Zhang studies the environmental and socioeconomic history of the Jianghan Plain in Central China. His study is the first to appear in English and “is unique in interpreting rural economic and social institutions in Modern China using an environmental approach.”


Posted: July 11, 2014