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Money in Asia (1200-1900) : small currencies in social and political contexts

Author: Jane Kate Leonard; Ulrich Theobald
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2015]
Series: Monies, markets, and finance in East Asia, 1600-1900.
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Money in Asia examines two chronic problems that faced early modern monetary economies in East, South, and Southeast Asia: The inability to provide sufficient amounts of small currencies to facilitate local economic transactions and to control currency depreciation.
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Money in Asia (1200-1900)
(DLC) 2014045282
(OCoLC)896806828
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Kate Leonard; Ulrich Theobald
ISBN: 9789004288355 900428835X
OCLC Number: 902674191
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Preface Some Thoughts on the Nature of Money; Acknowledgements; List of Tables, Figures and Maps; List of Contributors; Introduction Control the Uncontrollable: The Endless Trouble with Small Cash; Part 1 Small Currencies: Theory and Comparative Perspective; Chapter 1 Link-Unit-of-Account Versus Ratio-Unit-of-Account Moneys: Seventeenth-Century Dutch Mint Policy; Chapter 2 The Development of Small Early Money in Western Antiquity and Early China; Chapter 3 Fractional Pieces and Non-Metallic Monies in Medieval India (1200-1750). Chapter 4 The 'Doit Infestation in Java': Exchange Rates between Silver and Copper Coins in Netherlands India in the Period 1816-1854Part 2 Small Currencies in China: Case Studies of Legal, Economic, and Cultural Aspects; Chapter 5 "Silver is Expensive, Cash is Cheap": Official and Private Cash Forgeries as the Main Cause for the Nineteenth-Century Monetary Turmoil; Chapter 6 The Devastation of the Qing Mints, 1821-1850; Chapter 7 Smoke on the Mountain: The Infamous Counterfeiting Case of Tongzi District, Guizhou Province, 1794. Chapter 8 Japanese and Vietnamese Coins Circulating in China: A Numismatic ApproachChapter 9 Copper Cash in Chinese Short Stories Compiled by Feng Menglong (1574-1646); Chapter 10 Cash Crimes: Why Cash Mattered in Mid-Eighteenth Century Petty Crime; Chapter 11 Legal Conflicts Concerning Wage Payments in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century China: The Baxian Cases; Chapter 12 Coins Which are Not Money: Cultural Functions and Symbolism; Part 3 Chinese Experiments in Monetary Policy, Military Expenditure, and Grain Transport. Chapter 13 Silver, Copper, Rice, and Debt: Monetary Policy and Office Selling in China during the Taiping RebellionChapter 14 Monetary and Non-Monetary Military Rewards in the Early and High-Qing Period (1673-1795); Chapter 15 The Fixers: The Role of Zhili Grain Brokers in the 1826 Sea Transport Experiment; Part 4 Metals and Mint Metals in Japan: Glimpses from Trade and Diplomacy; Chapter 16 Import Trade in Precious Metals and the Economy of Japan, 1763-c. 1850; Chapter 17 Copper Transportation in Tokugawa Japan: Its Influence on Copper Shortage in Nagasaki.
Series Title: Monies, markets, and finance in East Asia, 1600-1900.
Responsibility: edited by Jane Kate Leonard and Ulrich Theobald.

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Money in Asia examines two chronic problems that faced early modern monetary economies in East, South, and Southeast Asia: The inability to provide sufficient amounts of small currencies to facilitate local economic transactions and to control currency depreciation.

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