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Counting China

22 mins | Aug 10, 2020
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In postwar China, the dream of total information became a nightmare. What were the implications for China after deciding to reject sampling in favour of exhaustive enumeration? Historian of modern China and an associate professor in the department of history at Harvard University, Arunabh Ghosh, contemplates in Aeon magazine.

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