Agricultural Development in China: 1368-1968. Dwight H. Perkins, August 21, 2013, Book. "Agricultural Development in China explains how China’s farm economy historically responded to the demands of a rising population. Dwight H. Perkins begins in the year A.D. 1368, the founding date of the Ming dynasty. More importantly, it marked the end of nearly two centuries of violent destruction and loss of life primarily connected with the rise and fall of the Mongols. The period beginning with the fourteenth century was also..." May require purchase or user account. Link verified October 6, 2014