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The slow, the quick and the dead: environment, politics and temporality in the Henan famine, 1942-43

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This article argues that famines have rapid as well as slow temporalities. Using newspapers, contemporary eyewitness accounts and subsequent memoirs, it uncovers the mixed temporalities of causation and experience in the 1942–43 famine in Henan Province, north-central China. It begins by exploring how the slow elements of famine played out in Henan: endemic poverty and malnutrition, years of war in the province, and the drawn-out experience of drought and starvation in 1942–43. More important...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.22459/IREH.04.02.2018.07

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
History
Oxford college:
Balliol College
Publisher:
Australian National University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
International Review of Environmental History Journal website
Volume:
4
Issue:
2
Pages:
93-109
Publication date:
2018-09-12
Acceptance date:
2018-07-19
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EISSN:
2205-3212
ISSN:
2205-3204
Pubs id:
pubs:911184
URN:
uri:2cb36d21-77a2-42bb-8a51-4a5ca5d1b86e
UUID:
uuid:2cb36d21-77a2-42bb-8a51-4a5ca5d1b86e
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pubs:911184

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