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Merchant Culture in the Material World of Eighteenth-Century China

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/9780804798112.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The introduction presents the Huizhou salt merchants, with emphasis on the unprecedented economic and political privileges they enjoyed in High Qing China. The author challenges the conventional ... 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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