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Community, Trade, and Networks

Community, Trade, and Networks
Southern Fujian Province from the Third to the Thirteenth Century

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Chinese History, Literature and Institutions

  • Date Published: May 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521894470

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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.

    • A major study covering one thousand years of economic and demographic history in an area of vital importance to the development of foreign trade
    • Reveals the ways in which trade revolutionised the surrounding social and economic structures
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    "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

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521894470
    • length: 284 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 163 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.42kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of maps and tables
    1. Problems and approaches
    2. The late Tang
    3. The interregnum: politics, structure, and administration
    4. The interregnum: society and economics
    5. The song: demography and networks
    6. The song: trade and economy
    7. Conclusions

  • Author

    Hugh R. Clark, Ursinus College, Pennsylvania

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