New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995. First Edition. First Printing. Hardcover. Used - Fine. Red cloth boards with black lettering on spine; light wear to edges. Clean, lightly read copy. 16 x 24 cm. B&W illustrations. Appendices. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. 283 pp. / Fine. Light edgewear. Item #6115
This intriguing book explores how ordinary people in traditional China used contracts to facilitate the transactions of their daily lives, as they bought, sold, rented, or borrowed land, livestock, people, or money. In the process it illuminates specific everyday concerns during China's medieval transformation.