A Chinese Marxian Statistics of Population

Susan Greenhalgh

in Just One Child

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 2008 | ISBN: 9780520253384
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520941267 | DOI:
A Chinese Marxian Statistics of Population

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This chapter introduces the Chinese Marxian statistics of population, which was formed by Liu Zheng. It discusses the senior generation of leaders who assumed power during the early post-Mao years and their views on the population question. Next, the chapter studies the rocky history of population studies during the Maoist years, and also outlines the making of the problem–solutions–costs construct.

Keywords: Marxian statistics; Liu Zheng; Mao years; population question; population studies; problem–solutions–costs

Chapter.  17302 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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