Lecture TimeWednesday 4:30pm-6:15pm
Lecturer CHEUNG Sui Wai ((852) 3943 7115 / email@example.com)
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
6. Government intenvention
7. Money and Monetary system
50% Participation and attendance
Cheung Sui Wai, The Price of Rice: Market Integration in Eighteenth-Century China, Center of East Asian Studies, Western Washington University, 2008.
Ho Ping-ti, Studies on the Population of China 1368-1953, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1974.
Dwight H. Perkins, Agricultural Development in China, 1368-1968. Chicago: Aldine Pub. Co., 1969.
Mark Elvin, The Pattern of the Chinese Past: A Social and Economic Interpretation, Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1973.
C.C. Philip Huang, The Peasant Economy and Social Change in North China, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1985,
James Z. Lee and Wang Feng, One Quarter of Humanity: Malthusian Mythology and Chinese Realities, 1700-2000, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and London: Harvard University Press, 1999.
Kenneth Pomeranz, The Great Divergence: Europe, China and the Making of the Modern World Economy, Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2000.
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