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Chinese maritime activities and socioeconomic development, c. 2100 B.C.-1900 A.D.

Author: Gang Deng
Publisher: Westport ; London : Greenwood Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text gives a long-term analysis of Chinese maritime activities and their economic consequences in industries, infrastructure, trade, migration, and government policies. It provides an insight  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gang Deng
ISBN: 0313292124 9780313292125
OCLC Number: 963521623
Description: XXVI, 218 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword by Ramon H. Myers Preface Introduction Background: Environment and Maritime Activities Physical Environment Maritime-Activity Types Evolution of Chinese Maritime Technology Observations Development of China's Maritime Technology Comparison Supply of Ships Quantitative Estimation Ship Supply and Resource Scarcity Trade Types and Agents Maritime Trade Types Maritime Merchants Markets and Trade Patterns Markets and Returns Trade Patterns Aftermath of the Change Nature of the Change Interpretations of the Change Urbanization, Migration, and Technological Dissemination Urbanization of the Coastal Region Migration by Sea Technological Dissemination by Sea Conclusion: China's Performance and Path Dependency China's Overall Maritime Performance China's Paradoxes and Path Dependency Final Remarks Appendix A: Rare Illustrations of Chinese Traditional Ships Appendix B: Chinese Sea Merchants Trading with Japan, 1641-1772 Appendix C: Monetary Systems in Chinese History Appendix D: Densely Populated Prefectures in Ming-Qing Times Glossary References Index
Responsibility: Gang Deng ; foreword by Ramon H. Myers.
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