Dr Vermeer's study of the economic development on Central Shaanxi province from 1930 until 1988 illustrates the effects of famine, war and construction under Chinese communism. He surveyed extensively the economy of the region in both the hill and plain areas and used the local government data and his own observations to create a detailed book.
About the Author
Peter Ho is Professor of International Development Studies at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences and Director of the Centre for Development Studies of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. He is the author of "Institutions in Transition" (2005) and the editor of "Developmental Dilemmas "(2005).
Eduard B. Vermeer was formerly Senior Lecturer at Leiden University, The Netherlands. He is a member of the editorial boards of the "Asia Pacific Business Review" and "China Information,"
Together with Jacob Eyferth, Peter Ho and Eduard B. Vermeer have also co-edited "Rural Development in Transitional China" (2004).