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Empire of silver : a new monetary history of China / English ed

Empire of silver : a new monetary history of China / English ed

Material type
단행본
Personal Author
徐瑾. Mosher, Stacy, translator.
Title Statement
Empire of silver : a new monetary history of China / Jin Xu ; translated by Stacy Mosher.
판사항
English ed.
Publication, Distribution, etc
New Haven ;   London :   Yale University Press,   2021.  
Physical Medium
viii, 374 p. ; 24 cm.
기타표제
Bai yin di guo : Yi bu xin de zhong guo huo bi shi
ISBN
9780300250046 (hardcover : alk. paper) 0300250045 (hardcover: alk. paper) 9780300258271 (ebook)
요약
"This revelatory account of the ways silver shaped Chinese history shows how an obsession with "white metal" held China back from financial modernization. First used as currency during the Song dynasty in around 900 CE, silver gradually became central to China's economic framework and was officially monetized in the middle of the Ming dynasty during the sixteenth century. However, due to the early adoption of paper money in China, silver was not formed into coins but became a cumbersome "weighing currency," for which ingots had to be constantly examined for weight and purity--an unwieldy practice that lasted for centuries. While China's interest in silver spurred new avenues of trade and helped increase the country's global economic footprint, Jin Xu argues that, in the long run, silver played a key role in the struggles and entanglements that led to the decline of the Chinese empire." --
Content Notes
The curse of silver -- The divergent fate of silver in the east and the west -- The Song and Yuan dynasties : experimenting with paper currency -- The Ming dynasty : the silver standard and globalization -- The late Qing : collapsing in chaos -- The Republican era : farewell silver, hello inflation.
Bibliography, Etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 341-355) and index.
Subject Added Entry-Topical Term
Silver --China --History. Money --China --History. Silver coins --China. Silver ingots --China. Money. Silver. Silver coins. Silver ingots.
Subject Added Entry-Geographic Name
China. --fast.
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520 ▼a "This revelatory account of the ways silver shaped Chinese history shows how an obsession with "white metal" held China back from financial modernization. First used as currency during the Song dynasty in around 900 CE, silver gradually became central to China's economic framework and was officially monetized in the middle of the Ming dynasty during the sixteenth century. However, due to the early adoption of paper money in China, silver was not formed into coins but became a cumbersome "weighing currency," for which ingots had to be constantly examined for weight and purity--an unwieldy practice that lasted for centuries. While China's interest in silver spurred new avenues of trade and helped increase the country's global economic footprint, Jin Xu argues that, in the long run, silver played a key role in the struggles and entanglements that led to the decline of the Chinese empire." -- ▼c Publisher's website
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