The Economy Of Lower Yangzi Delta In Late Imperial China: Connecting Money, Markets, And Institutions by Billy K. L. SoThe Economy Of Lower Yangzi Delta In Late Imperial China: Connecting Money, Markets, And Institutions by Billy K. L. So

The Economy Of Lower Yangzi Delta In Late Imperial China: Connecting Money, Markets, And…

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Hardcover | August 22, 2012

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Historically, the Lower Yangzi Delta (orJiangnan), has played a key role in China's economic development. Indeed, as the prime example of a traditional Chinese market economy, the region serves as the core case study when making comparisons between the Chinese and Western economies in the early modern period.

This book explores aspects of this vibrant market economy in late imperial China, and by presenting a reconstructed narrative of economic development in the early modern Jiangnan, provides new perspectives on established theories of Chinese economic development. Further, by examining economic values alongside social structures, this book produces a historically comprehensive account of the contemporary Chinese economy which engenders a deeper and broader understanding of China's current economic success.

With a broad range of empirical case studies which incorporate a range of social science and cultural theories, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of Chinese history, as well as Chinese economics and business.

Billy K. L. So is Chair Professor of History at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
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Title:The Economy Of Lower Yangzi Delta In Late Imperial China: Connecting Money, Markets, And…Format:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:August 22, 2012Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415508967

ISBN - 13:9780415508964

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1. Economic Values and Social Space in Historical Lower Yangzi Delta Economy: An Introductory EssayBilly K. L. So Part I: Money, Productivity, and Price: A Matter of Economic Values2. Cycles of Silver in Chinese Monetary HistoryRichard von Glahn3. Cotton Textile Production in Jiangnan during the Ming-Qing Era and the Matter of Market-driven GrowthHarriet Zurndorfer4. Agricultural Productivity in Early Modern JiangnanGuanglin Liu5. Copper, Silver, and Tea: The Question of Eighteenth-Century Inflation in the Lower Yangzi DeltaSui-wai Cheung6. An Early Modern Economy in China: A Study of the GDP of Huating-Lou Area, 1823-29Bozhong Li Part II: Urbanization, Institutions, and Networks: A Matter of Social Space 7. On the Emergence and Intensification of the Pattern of Rural-Urban Continuum in Late Imperial Jiangnan SocietyShiba Yoshinobu8. Institutions in Market Economies of Premodern Maritime ChinaBilly K. L. So9. The Rise of Huizhou Merchants: Kinship and Commerce in Ming ChinaJoseph P. McDermott10. Conditions and Risks of Water Transport in the Late Ming Songjiang Region as Seen in the Cases Collected in MaoYilu's Yunjian yanl'eKa-chai Tam11. Brokers and 'Guild' Organizations (huiguan) in China's Maritime Trade with Japan in High QingAngela Schottenhammer