Economic Man in Sha Tin: Vegetable Gardeners in a Hong Kong Valley

1st Edition

Göran Aijmer

Routledge
Published November 5, 2018
Reference - 158 Pages
ISBN 9781138368002 - CAT# K397014
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Business and Economics in Asia

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Summary

This book, first published in 1980, is a study of how refugee immigrants from China make a living as market gardeners in a valley in Hong Kong. Based on extensive field-work, it examines various aspects of economic life; the discussion concerns the adaptations necessitated on the part of the gardeners by the new socio-economic structures which present themselves. The general problem of agricultural change is discussed and the Hong Kong observations are systematized into a comparative Chinese framework.

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