The Economy of Lower Yangzi Delta in Late Imperial China: Connecting Money, Markets, and Institutions


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Historically, the Lower Yangzi Delta (or Jiangnan), has played a key role in China 's economic development. Indeed, as the prime example of a traditional Chinese market economy, the region serves as the core case study when making comparisons between the Chinese and Western economies in the early modern period. This book explores aspects of this vibrant market economy in late imperial China, and by presenting a reconstructed narrative of economic development in the early modern Jiangnan, provides new perspectives on ...