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Author Kim, Nanny, author
Title Mountain rivers, mountain roads : transport in southwest China, 1700-1850 / by Nanny Kim
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020]
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 Fu Ssu-Nien Library    IN PROCESS  
 Modern History Library  388.0951 K49    DUE 02-05-23    30550100685138
Descript xxv, 621 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Series Monies, markets, and finance in East Asia, 1600-1900, 2210-2876 ; volume13
Monies, markets, and finance in East Asia, 1600-1900 ; volume13
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 571-611) and index
"The commercialized economy of late imperial China depended on efficient transport, yet transport technologies, transport economics as well as its role in local societies and in interdependencies of environments and human activities are acutely under-researched. Nanny Kim analyses two transports systems into the Southwest of Qing China through the long eighteenth century and up to the mid-nineteenth century civil wars. The case studies explore shipping on the Upper Changjiang in Sichuan and through the Three Gorges into Hubei, and road transport out of the Sichuan Basin across northeastern Yunnan and northwestern Guizhou into central Yunnan. Specific and concrete investigations of a river that presented extreme dangers to navigation and carriage across the crunch zone of the Himalayan Plateau provides a basis for a systematic reconstruction of transport outside the lowland centres and their convenient networks of water transport"-- Provided by publisher
Link Online version: Kim, Nanny, Mountain rivers, mountain roads Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020] 9789004416178 (DLC) 2019037984
Subject Shipping -- China -- History -- 18th century
Shipping -- China -- History -- 19th century
Transportation, Automotive -- China -- History -- 18th century
Transportation, Automotive -- China -- History -- 19th century
China -- Economic conditions -- 18th century
China -- Economic conditions -- 19th century
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