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reappearance of the family as an economic unit a sample survey of individual households in workshop production and crafts, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China by Ole Bruun

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Published by Center for East and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark .
Written in English



  • Chengdu (China),
  • China,
  • Chengdu.


  • Artisans -- China -- Chengdu.,
  • Small business -- China -- Chengdu.,
  • Household surveys -- China -- Chengdu.,
  • Chengdu (China) -- Economic conditions.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 134-134).

StatementOle Bruun.
SeriesCopenhagen discussion papers ;, no. 1
LC ClassificationsHC460.5.A1 C66 no. 1, HD2346.C62 C66 no. 1
The Physical Object
Pagination135 p. ;
Number of Pages135
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1625997M
LC Control Number91172631

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