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The Interaction between Ethnic Relations and State Power: A Structural Impediment to the Industrialization of China, 1850-1911

@inproceedings{Li2008TheIB,
  title={The Interaction between Ethnic Relations and State Power: A Structural Impediment to the Industrialization of China, 1850-1911},
  author={W. Li},
  year={2008}
}
  • W. Li
  • Published 2008
  • Geography
The case of late Qing China is of great importance to theories of economic development. This study examines the question of why China’s industrialization was slow between 1865 and 1895 as compared to contemporary Japan’s. Industrialization is measured on four dimensions: sea transport, railway, communications, and the cotton textile industry. I trace the difference between China’s and Japan’s industrialization to government leadership, which includes three aspects: direct governmental… Expand
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