This collection celebrates T.J. Byres' seminal contributions to the political economy of the agrarian question. Uniting the various themes is the demonstration of the continuing relevance of a critical, historical and comparative materialist analysis of agrarian question.
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China Information- "A major addition to the scholarship on Chinese women in the modern period. Throughout it is infused by the author"s enthusiasm for the subject. It provides a clear outline of the developments and makes rare materials more easily available. It deserves a wide readership both within and outside China studies."
European Journal of Development Research -" In this light , and given the historical, comparative and materialist political economy of the agrarian question in contemporary poor cou tries remains convincing. There can be little doubt that T.J. Byres will continue to be a major voice."
Development and Change - "This book provides a critical, historical and comparative materialistic analysis of agrarian questions related to the intellectual achievements of T.J.Byres. It will be useful for people engaged in development planning.