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Urbanization in China town and country in a developing economy, 1949-2000 A.D. by R. J. R. Kirkby

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Published by Columbia University Press in New York .
Written in English



  • China,
  • China.


  • Urbanization -- China.,
  • Cities and towns -- China.,
  • China -- Economic conditions -- 1976-2000.,
  • China -- Population.

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Edition Notes

StatementR.J.R. Kirkby.
LC ClassificationsHT147.C48 K57 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 289 p. :
Number of Pages289
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2860288M
ISBN 100231061501
LC Control Number84023063

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