The Asian Village

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Institute of Southeast Asian - Social Science

An investigation of the potential for rural progress of the Asian village, especially in monsoonal and equatorial areas. Contents include distinctions and relations between rural and urban, origin and evolution of ecosystems involving rural man, location and morphology of villages, social and agrarian patterns, the sociology of labour, land use, rural water use, nutrition, health, child-rearing and rural evolution at present. With 20 diagrams.


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Robert Orr Whyte obtained his Ph.D from Cambridge University in Botany. He was Director of the Commonwealth Bureau of Pastures and Field Crops at Aberystwyth, United KIngdom, in 1931-49. He later became Chief of the Crop Production and Improvement Branch of the Food and Agriculture Organization (of United Nations), Rome, and also FAO Adviser to the Governments of India and Japan. Dr. Whyte is currently a Research Associate at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.

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