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Chinese Population and Land Acreage, 1600-1850

Year
Population(millions)
Cultivated Land(mill. shimu)
1600 120-200 670
1650 100-150 600
1685 ----- 470
1750 200-250 900
1770 270 950
1850 410 1210

Source: Yeh-chien Wang, Land Taxation in Imperial China, 1750-1911 (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1973), table 1.1, p. 7.

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