China's Demographic Evolution 1850–1953 Reconsidered

@article{Schran1978ChinasDE,
  title={China's Demographic Evolution 1850–1953 Reconsidered},
  author={Peter Schran},
  journal={The China Quarterly},
  year={1978},
  volume={75},
  pages={639 - 646}
}
  • Peter Schran
  • Published 1 September 1978
  • Economics
  • The China Quarterly
There remains little doubt that the offcial population statistics which indicate the beginning and the end of the most recent down swing in China's “dynastic cycle” of demographic development – 430 million people in 1850 and 582·6 million on 30 June 1953 – are close approximations of the true totals. Detailed scrutiny of all evident irregularities in the reported data is unlikely to suggest corrections by more than five per cent, and such modifications are subject to questions and reservations… 
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