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Economic Thought and Practice in Early China
To date, ancient Chinese economic thought has never been related to the evidence of economic practice. We know how state economies were supposed to be run in theory, but not in how far economic thought reflected everyday economic action. Moreover, it is still not clear to what extent economic thought formed a separate field of inquiry, to what extent it was independent of certain fundamental cultural notions or overarching political considerations. Finally, why was there so much more of a sustained interest in political economy than anywhere else? These are the questions that this book sets out to consider through analyses of both received and newly excavated sources on economic thought and practice, placing these in their specific historical contexts.

Contributors are Paul R. Goldin, Yohei Kakinuma, Maxim Korolkov, Elisa Levi Sabattini, Andrew Meyer, Yuri Pines, Christian Schwermann, Hans van Ess, and Robin D.S. Yates
A Study of 11th to 13th Century Tangut Records
Author: Jinbo Shi
Editor / Translator: Hansong Li
Author: Nanny Kim
The commercialized economy of late imperial China depended on efficient transport, yet transport technologies, transport economics as well as its role in local societies and in interdependencies of environments and human activities are acutely under-researched. Nanny Kim analyses two transports systems into the Southwest of Qing China through the long eighteenth century and up to the mid-nineteenth century civil wars. The case studies explore shipping on the Upper Changjiang in Sichuan and through the Three Gorges into Hubei, and road transport out of the Sichuan Basin across northeastern Yunnan and northwestern Guizhou into central Yunnan. Specific and concrete investigations of a river that presented extreme dangers to navigation and carriage across the crunch zone of the Himalayan Plateau provides a basis for a systematic reconstruction of transport outside the lowland centres and their convenient networks of water transport.
In: Mountain Rivers, Mountain Roads: Transport in Southwest China, 1700‐1850
In: Mountain Rivers, Mountain Roads: Transport in Southwest China, 1700‐1850
In: Mountain Rivers, Mountain Roads: Transport in Southwest China, 1700‐1850
In: Mountain Rivers, Mountain Roads: Transport in Southwest China, 1700‐1850
In: Mountain Rivers, Mountain Roads: Transport in Southwest China, 1700‐1850
In: Mountain Rivers, Mountain Roads: Transport in Southwest China, 1700‐1850
In: Mountain Rivers, Mountain Roads: Transport in Southwest China, 1700‐1850