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The magistrate's tael [electronic resource] : rationalizing fiscal reform in eighteenth-century Chʻing China /
Madeleine Zelin.
imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, c1984.
description
xviii, 385 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0520049306
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, c1984.
isbn
0520049306
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
7983014
 
Bibliography: p. 375-378.
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"An extraordinary feat: the best institutional study based on archives ever to have been done in the China field. It will set the standard for a generation of researchers."--Philip A. Kuhn, Harvard University
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Madeleine Zelin shatters the image of China as a backward empire wracked by corruption and economic stagnation, thrust into the modern world when the western gunboats arrived in the 1840s, by providing an account of the indigenous evolution of the Chinese state.The Magistrate's Taelmakes it possible to judge the impact of the West on modern China's development.
Main Description
Madeleine Zelin shatters the image of China as a backward empire wracked by corruption and economic stagnation, thrust into the modern world when the western gunboats arrived in the 1840s, by providing an account of the indigenous evolution of the Chinese state. The Magistrate's Taelmakes it possible to judge the impact of the West on modern China's development.

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