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Population, Disease, and Land in Early Japan, 645-900

ISBN-10: 0674690052

ISBN-13: 9780674690059

Edition: 1985

Authors: William W. Farris

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 1985
Publisher: Harvard University, Asia Center
Publication date: 3/19/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 252
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

William Wayne Farris is Professor of History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Chronological List of Translated Court Orders
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Population and Agriculture before 645
Establishment of the Ritsuryo State
Fertility, Mortality, and Life Expectancy in the Early Eighth Century
Population Registration in East Asian History
Census-Taking in the Law Codes
Selection of the Population Data
Appraising the Quality of the Data
Adjusting the Data
Application of Stable Population Analysis
Fertility, Mortality, and Life Expectancy in Early Japan
Population Trends and Epidemic Disease
The Nature of the Evidence
The Arrival and Initial Ravages of the Disease
The Epidemic at Its Height
Government Medical Policy and Identification of the Disease
Mortality in the Great Epidemic
Other Epidemics in the Ritsuryo Period
Land Clearance
Land Clearance in the Law Codes
Subsequent Legislation
Early Examples of Land Clearance
Early Shoen
Land Clearance in the Early and Middle Heian Period
Land Use and Agricultural Technology
Artificially Irrigated Rice Farming
Naturally Irrigated Rice Farming
Dry Fields
Slash-and-Burn Agriculture
The Early Landscape
Land Use and Land Tenure
Rural Settlement
Migration in the Law Codes
Government Attempts to Enforce the Codes
Migrants and Their Motives
Rural Settlement Patterns
Settlement Patterns and Local Government
Conclusion
Appendix
Notes
Bibliography
Glossary
Index