A Quantitative Description of the Henan Famine of 1942*

  title={A Quantitative Description of the Henan Famine of 1942*},
  author={Anthony Garnaut},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  pages={2007 - 2045}
  • A. Garnaut
  • Published 18 April 2013
  • History, Economics
  • Modern Asian Studies
Abstract The Henan famine of 1942 occurred during the middle of the Sino-Japanese war, in a province that was divided between Japanese, Nationalist and Communist political control. Partly due to this wartime context, existing accounts of the famine rely almost exclusively on eyewitness reports. This paper presents a range of statistical sources on the famine, including weather records, contemporary economic surveys and population censuses. These statistical sources allow similarities to be… 

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