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A History of Rice in China
A History of Rice in China

A History of Rice in China


616 Pages, 7 x 10

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $99.95 (US $99.95) (CA $134.95)

Publication Date: September 2021

ISBN 9781487804831

Rights: US & CA

Royal Collins Publishing Company (Sep 2021)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: September 2021


A History of Rice in China contains more than twenty major research works on the history of rice written by Mr. Zeng Xiongsheng since 1986. Zeng is a doctoral supervisor at the Institute of the History of Natural Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and an expert on agricultural history, involving many aspects such as paddy field tools, paddy field planting systems, historical documents, environment, cultivation technology, and varieties of rice.

Author Biography

Born in Xingan County, Jiangxi Province, in November 1962, Zeng Xiongsheng is a researcher at the Institute of Natural Science History, CAS, engaged mainly in the study of Chinese agricultural history and general history. He participated in research and writing on major topics such as the general history of China’s agriculture and the history of technology, with titles including The History of China’s Agronomy, The History of China’s Rice Culture, The General History of China’s Agriculture – Song, Liao, Xia, Jin, and Yuan volumes, A Dialogue between China’s Agriculture and the World, Rice in the North – the Spread and Acceptance of Rice Farming Technology from Southern China to the North from the 10th to 19th century, and other works.