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Institutional change and rural industrialization in China (2018)

the putting-out system in handicraft industry in late Qing and early Republic period

in: Peking university series on sociology and anthropology, vol. 5

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Abstract

"This book explores the development of the putting-out system in hand-woven textile industries in late Qing Dynasty and China's Republican Period. In classic sociology theory, the putting-out system in handcraft production was regarded as traditional and inefficient. In the context of Republican China, it was believed that this kind of household-based production system would have totally failed in competition with the factory system of machinery production. However, this book exhibits the historical fact that the putting-out system was booming in handcraft textile production and subsequently provides an explanation to this phenomenon from the perspectives of institutional analysis and quantitative modeling. With rich county-level data and comprehensive analysis, this book is valuable for both researchers, academics and students in economics and social history studies."--

Keywords

Textile industry, Rural industries, China

Languages

English

Publisher

World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd.

ISBN

9789814569927, 9789814569934, 9789814569910

Pages

164

DOI

10.1142/8993

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