The theme of the second volume of History of Contemporary China is agricultural reform and rural development. Featured articles offer both empirical account and theoretical analysis of a broad range of historical events and issues in this area. These studies shed light on the historical origins of some of the agricultural and rural problems in China today.
About the Author
Thomas David DuBois studied Chinese history at the University of California, Los Angeles, and is currently Senior Research Fellow at the Australian National University. His publications include Empire and the Meaning of Religion in Manchuria, 1900-1945 (Cambridge University Press 2016), Religion and the Making of Modern East Asia (Cambridge University Press 2011), and Sacred Village: Social Change and Religious Life in Rural North China (University of Hawai'i Press 2005). DuBois is chief editor of the Brill "Historical Studies of Contemporary China" series.Huaiyin Li received his M.A. from the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 1987 and Ph.D. from UCLA in 2000. He is a professor of history and Asian studies and director of the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. His books include Village Governance in North China, 1875-1936 (Stanford, 2005), Village China under Socialism and Reform: A Microhistory, 1948-2008 (Stanford, 2009), and Reinventing Modern China: Imagination and Authenticity in Chinese Historical Writing (Hawai'i, 2013).