Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991. Hardcover. Used - Good. Green cloth cover and binding are structurally sound. Mark to bottom of back board. Text block has considerable pencil markings that do not affect the readability of the text. 16 x 23 cm. Bibliography and index. 266 pp. / Poor/Fair. Quite shelf worn and torn in places. Brodart cover applied. Item #5891
Series: Cambridge Studies in Chinese History, Literature, and Institutions
The study traces the economic and demographic history of a corner of China's southeast coast from the third to the thirteenth centuries, looking at the relationship between changes in the agrarian and urban economies of the area and their connections to the expanding role of domestic and foreign trade. It provides a previously unexplored perspective on the role of commercialized production and trade in a regional economy in the premodern era and demonstrates that trade was able to drive change in a premodern economy in a way that has not generally been recognized.