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Courting the Court

Yulian Wu

in Luxurious Networks: Salt Merchants, Status, and Statecraft in Eighteenth-Century China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804798112
eISBN:
9781503600799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798112.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter sets the scene for this study, examining the historical and political reasons for the Huizhou salt merchants’ rise and their connection with the court during the High Qing period. It ... More


Furnishing the Court

Yulian Wu

in Luxurious Networks: Salt Merchants, Status, and Statecraft in Eighteenth-Century China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804798112
eISBN:
9781503600799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798112.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 2 examines the Huizhou head merchants’ interaction with the most precious and expensive goods in eighteenth-century Jiangnan. It explores how these businessmen produced and procured objects ... More


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