Farmers of Forty Centuries or Permanent Agriculture in China, Korea and Japan

Author: F. H. King
First published in 1926, this classic survey, which includes nearly 250 photographs, examines the traditional farming methods of the densely populated lands of China, Korea and Japan and shows how fertility can be maintained over many centuries through conserving and utilizing natural resources.
In the Introduction, the author notes: ‘The United States as yet a nation of but few people widely scattered over a broad virgin land with more than twenty acres to the support of every man, woman and child, while the people whose practices are to be considered are toiling in fields tilled more than three thousand years and who have scarcely more than two acres per capita, more than one-half of which is uncultivable land.’
Researchers and scholars in the fields of human geography, regional studies and earth sciences, as well as social and economic history will welcome this landmark study being returned to print.

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Preface; List of Illustrations; Introduction; I First Glimpses of Japan; II Grave Lands of China; III To Hongkong and Canton; IV Up the Si-kiang, West River; V Extent of Canalization and Surface Fitting of Fields; VI Some Customs of the Common People; VII The Fuel Problem, Building and Textile Materials; VIII Tramps Afield; IX The Utilization of Waste; X In the Shantung Province; XI Orientals Crowd Both Time and Space; XII Rice Culture in the Orient; XIII Silk Culture; XIV The Tea Industry; XV About Tientsin; XVI Manchuria and Korea; XVII Return to Japan; Message of China and Japan to the World
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