Cover: China Upside Down in HARDCOVER

Harvard East Asian Monographs 270

China Upside Down

Currency, Society, and Ideologies, 1808–1856

Add to Cart

Product Details


$49.95 • £39.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674022683

Publication Date: 01/15/2007


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

2 maps, 12 graphs, 26 black and white illustrations

Harvard University Asia Center > Harvard East Asian Monographs

World, subsidiary rights restricted

Related Subjects

  • Tables, Maps, and Figures
  • Abbreviations and Dynasties
  • Explanatory Notes
  • Introduction
  • I. Global Links: Silver and the World
    • 1. A Vulnerable Empire
    • 2. Opium: The Culprit?
    • 3. Disturbance of the Social Order
  • II. Cultural Resources for Economic Debates
    • 4. Monetary Debates and Policies
    • 5. Chinese Inspiration and Western Comparison
  • III. The Competition Among Intellectual Models
    • 6. The Social Theories of the Two Statecraft Groups
    • 7. Classical Studies, Writing Styles, and Statecraft Thought
    • 8. The Temporary Victory of the Accommodationist Stance
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Index

From Our Blog

Jacket: The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, by Anthony Abraham Jack, from Harvard University Press

Book Club Spotlight: The Privileged Poor

As students around the world deliberate their options for further education, only made more challenging in a pandemic, we’re reminded that getting in is only half the battle. In The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, Anthony Abraham Jack asks how—and why—do disadvantaged students struggle at elite colleges? What can schools can do differently if these students are to thrive? As back to school season begins, we spoke to two university book clubs that read and discussed The Privileged Poor this summer.