Food Consumption in China

Food Consumption in China

The Revolution Continues

Zhang-Yue Zhou, Hongbo Liu and Lijuan Cao

Recent decades have seen China’s domestic consumption in sectors such as food, housing, health care, education and travel greatly increase. This important book assesses China’s current food consumption trends and the outlook for its future needs of such a crucial commodity.

Chapter 2: Past studies on China's food consumption

Zhang-Yue Zhou, Hongbo Liu and Lijuan Cao

Subjects: asian studies, asian economics, environment, agricultural economics, asian environment, politics and public policy, environmental politics and policy


Major studies on China's food consumption are summarised and contrasted in this chapter. They include those conducted by both Chinese and non-Chinese scholars, published both inside and outside China, and in both English and Chinese. The summary helps place the reading of the following chapters in a useful context.

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