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Harvard East Asian Monographs 273

State or Merchant

Political Economy and Political Process in 1740s China

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$54.95 • £43.95 • €49.50

ISBN 9780674022621

Publication Date: 09/30/2006


523 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

17 tables; one map; two line drawings

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  • Tables, Maps, Figures
  • Weights, Measures, and Unites of Currency
  • Abbreviations and Citation Conventions
  • Introduction
  • Part I: Private-Sector Stockpiling: State Versus Hoarder
    • 1. Legal Ambiguity, Coercive Practice
    • 2. The Subtler Ways of Handling Hoarders
    • 3. Interventionism Questioned
  • Part II: Public-Sector Stockpiling: The State As Hoarder?
    • 4. The Issues in the Ever-Normal Granaries Debate
    • 5. A Sage and His Advisors: 1738–43
    • 6. Overt and Covert: 1744–47
    • 7. The Grand Discussion: 1748–49
    • 8. The Slashing of the Targets
    • 9. Of Loose Ends and Parallel Developments
  • Conclusion: Political Economy or Political Process?
  • Appendix: Chronology of the Granaries Debate
  • Bibliography
  • Character List
  • Index

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