Mining, Monies, and Culture in Early Modern Societies

East Asian and Global Perspectives


Mining, Monies, and Culture in Early Modern Societies explores substantial and methodological issues in the early modern history of mining for monetary metals and monies of Japan, China, and Europe. The largest group in the thirteen articles presents empirical research on mining, metallurgy, and metals trade in the context of global trade systems. Another group focuses on the effects of money in government and everyday life. Several articles investigate scroll paintings and material remains as sources for the history of technology, or apply Geographic Information Systems to the analysis of spatial dimensions of mining areas.

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Nanny Kim, PhD (2000) in History, SOAS, London, is a China historian who works on transport history in the context of cultural, economic and environmental change.
Keiko Nagase-Reimer, Ph.D. (2007) in the History of Science and Technology, Technical University Berlin, works on the changing attitudes towards technology in past and present Japan.
Scholars and students of early modern Japan and China, comparative history of trade, economic and technological transformations, global commodity chains, social history of East Asia.