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Fountain of fortune : money and monetary policy in China, 1000-1700

Author: Richard Von Glahn
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©1996.
Series: NetLibrary.; EBSCO eBook Collection.
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"In this study, the first of its kind in English, Richard von Glahn offers a definitive analysis of the economic, political, and social history of money and monetary policy during the Song, Yuan, Ming, and early Qing dynasties. Von Glahn departs from previously held ideas about the effects of money and international trade in bullion on the rise and decline of dynastic power in China. His study also links Chinese  Read more...
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Von Glahn, Richard.
Fountain of fortune.
Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©1996
(DLC) 96005579
(OCoLC)34323424
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Von Glahn
ISBN: 9780520917453 0520917456 0585108463 9780585108469 9780520204089 0520204085
OCLC Number: 43476120
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 338 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction --
The fundamentals of Classical Chinese monetary analysis --
Transition to the silver economy, 1000-1435 --
Coinage in the dawning age of silver, 1435-1570 --
Foreign silver and China's "Silver Century," 1550-1650 --
Coin vs. silver: expansionary policies of the Wanli Reign, 1570-1620 --
The great debasements: the Tianqi and Chongzhen Reigns, 1620-1645 --
The "Monetary Crisis" of the Seventeenth Century.
Series Title: NetLibrary.; EBSCO eBook Collection.
Responsibility: Richard von Glahn.

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