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Thomas Hirzel, Nanny Kim (Eds.)
Metals, Monies, and Markets in Early Modern Societies: East Asian and Global Perspectives
Monies, Markets, and Finance in China and East Asia. Volume 1
Reihe: BUNKA - WENHUA. Tübinger Ostasiatische Forschungen. Tuebingen East Asian Studies
Bd. 17, 2008, 392 S., 39.90 EUR, 39.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-8258-0822-8
The articles of this volume present the majority of papers presented on the First International Workshop of the research group "Monies, Markets and Finance in China and East Asia" held at Heidelberg 12 - 16 October 2006. Contributions explore the production and circulation of currencies in Qing China, Tokugawa Japan and the Ryukyu kingdom, the function of ad hoc administrative structures and the sale of offices in the Qing period, with research on Qing demography, links between global silver flows and local events, and European conceptions of the value of monetary metals providing comparative perspective.