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Community, Trade, and Networks : Southern Fujian Province from the Third to the Thirteenth Century - Hugh R. Clark

Community, Trade, and Networks

Southern Fujian Province from the Third to the Thirteenth Century

Hardcover Published: 16th February 2016
ISBN: 9780521390293
Number Of Pages: 266

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The study traces the economic and demographic history of a corner of China's southeast coast from the third to the thirteenth centuries, looking at the relationship between changes in the agrarian and urban economies of the area and their connections to the expanding role of domestic and foreign trade. It provides a previously unexplored perspective on the role of commercialized production and trade in a regional economy in the premodern era and demonstrates that trade was able to drive change in a premodern economy in a way that has not generally been recognized.

"Hugh R. Clark's intent in this study is to demonstrate the feasibility and the importance of regional and local studies to correct the stereotypes introduced by broad generalizations in time and space. His demonstration is a successful one and this volume joins the increasing number of important regional studies that have begun to appear in recent years...a fine study, painstakingly carried out, with many maps and tables." Albert E. Dien, The Historian

List of maps and tables
Acknowledgments
Problems and approaches
The late Tang
The interregnum: politics, structure, and administration
The interregnum: society and economics
The song: demography and networks
The song: trade and economy
Conclusions
Appendices
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521390293
ISBN-10: 052139029X
Series: Cambridge Studies in Chinese History, Literature, and Institutions
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 266
Published: 16th February 2016
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.75  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.54