Cities of Jiangnan in Late Imperial China

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Linda Cooke Johnson
SUNY Press, 1993 - Social Science - 310 pages
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Examines the urban centers of Suzhou, Hangzhou, Yangzhou, and Shanghai in the Jiangnan region, during the period 1150-1840. Exploring interconnections and sequential relationships between the cities, the authors analyze common themes such as the development of handicraft industry, transport and commerce, class structure, ethnic diversity and internal immigration, and social and political conflict. Illustrated with 13 maps and tables; includes three appendices and glossary. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
  

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Contents

City and Region in the Lower Yangzi William T Rowe
1
Heaven on Earth The Rise of Suzhou 11271550 Michael Marme
17
Late Ming Urban Reform and the Popular Uprising in Hangzhou Susumu Fuma Translated by Michael Lewis
47
Urban Society in Late Imperial Suzhou Paolo Santangelo Translated by Adam Victor
81
Yangzhou A Central Place in the Qing Empire Antonia Finnane
117
Shanghai An Emerging Jiangnan Port 16831840 Linda Cooke Johnson
151
Appendices
183
NOTES
189
GLOSSARY
261
BIBLIOGRAPHY
265
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Linda Cooke Johnson is Associate Professor in the Department of History at Michigan State University. She is the author of The Great Scheme for Commercial Intercourse: The Chinese, the British, and the Opening of Shanghai, and The Creation of a Pre-Colonial Port City: Shanghai 1730-1850.

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