Family, Fields & Ancestors. Constancy & Change in China's Soc/Eco History 1550-1949 by LLoyd E.Eastman. From late Imperial China Ming Dynasty to the Communist Revolution. Eastman clarifies the complexities of Chinese society & compares to European systems. He portrays aspects of China that had been ignored in other general texts but which are crucial to a full understanding of China's historical development to modern times. 1st Edition 1988 Softback in good condition. "Valerie Kaye" inscribed in pen inside.