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Change and Continuity in Chinese Local History: The Development of Hui-Chou Prefecture, 800-1800 (Paperback)

Harriet T. Zurndorfer

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ISBN 10: 9004088423 / ISBN 13: 9789004088429
Edité par Brill, Netherlands, 1997
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Language: English . Brand New Book. This book examines one of the most important problems concerning Chinese civilization - how was the pattern of stability and continuity of Chinese society and economy achieved and maintained from approximately 800 to 1800. It uses the results of detailed, specialized research about the Chinese landholding system, marketing patterns, the role of the extended family therein, taxation and non-elite social groups in one specific locale to answer questions that historians of any civilization ask about the structure and functioning of a given society. The author has investigated the development of the Hui-chou community over a 1,000 year period by concentrating on six grand questions, each answered by one chapter. The answers to these questions, as given in this work, show that stability is a dynamic concept. Continuity in Hui- chou is the result of the changes in population growth, commercialization, and class differentiation acting in concert over the long term. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9789004088429

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Titre : Change and Continuity in Chinese Local ...

Éditeur : Brill, Netherlands

Date d'édition : 1997

Reliure : Paperback

Etat du livre :New

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This book examines one of the most important problems concerning Chinese civilization - how was the pattern of stability and continuity of Chinese society and economy achieved and maintained from approximately 800 to 1800. It uses the results of detailed, specialized research about the Chinese landholding system, marketing patterns, the role of the extended family therein, taxation and non-elite social groups in one specific locale to answer questions that historians of any civilization ask about the structure and functioning of a given society. The author has investigated the development of the Hui-chou community over a 1,000 year period by concentrating on six grand questions, each answered by one chapter. The answers to these questions, as given in this work, show that 'stability' is a dynamic concept. 'Continuity' in Hui- chou is the result of the 'changes' in population growth, commercialization, and class differentiation acting in concert over the long term.

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