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Selected Themes in Traditional Chinese History: 

Market Development and Government Finances in Late Imperial China



2019-20 第一學期)


HIST6011SW (For MPhil students)
1SW (For PhD students)

Course Teacher: Prof. Cheung Sui Wai 張瑞威教授
Phone: (852) 3943 7115
Address: Room 122, Fung King Hey Building (KHB 122)

Period: Wed 4:30-6:15 pm
Venue: Room 201, Lee Shau Kee Building (LSK 201)
Medium of Instruction: Putonghua


Course Description

The five hundred years from the Ming to the Qing Dynasty witnessed China evolved from traditional to modern country. On one hand there was market development, and on the other the state, as a response to this development, revolutized its land and tax administration. This is a seminar course, so as to understand the changes in these five hundred years, students will be required to make presentation from assigned readings.

1. Household system

2. Maritime trade

3. Status food and coarse food

4. Long-distance trade

5. Population

6. Government intenvention

7. Money and Monetary system