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Timber and forestry in Qing China : sustaining the market

Timber and forestry in Qing China : sustaining the market (1회 대출)

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개인저자
Zhang, Meng, (History professor), author.
서명 / 저자사항
Timber and forestry in Qing China : sustaining the market / Meng Zhang.
발행사항
Seattle :   University of Washington Press,   2021.  
형태사항
xxi, 255 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
총서사항
Culture, place, and nature studies in anthropology and environment
ISBN
9780295748863 9780295748870
요약
"In the Qing period (1644-1912), China's population tripled, and the flurry of new development generated unprecedented demand for timber. Standard environmental histories have often depicted this as an era of reckless deforestation, akin to the resource misuse that devastated European forests at the same time. This comprehensive new study shows that the reality was more complex: as old-growth forests were cut down, new economic arrangements emerged to develop renewable timber resources. Historian Meng Zhang traces the trade routes that connected population centers of the Lower Yangzi Delta to timber supplies on China's southwestern frontier. She documents innovative property rights systems and economic incentives that convinced landowners to invest years in growing trees. Delving into rare archives to reconstruct business histories, she considers both the formal legal mechanisms and the informal interactions that helped balance economic profit with environmental management. Of driving concern were questions of sustainability: How to maintain a reliable source of timber across decades and centuries? And how to sustain a business network across a thousand miles? This carefully constructed study makes a major contribution to Chinese economic and environmental history and to world-historical discourses on resource management, early modern commercialization, and sustainable development"--
서지주기
Includes bibliographical references and index.
일반주제명
Timber trade --China --History --Qing dynasty, 1644-1912. Timber --China --History --Qing dynasty, 1644-1912. Deforestation --China --History --Qing dynasty, 1644-1912. Sustainable development --China --History --Qing dynasty, 1644-1912.
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