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Tigers, Rice, Silk, and Silt Environment and Economy in Late Imperial South China

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ISBN-10: 0521027764

ISBN-13: 9780521027762

Edition: 2006

Authors: Robert Marks, Donald Worster, Alfred W. Crosby

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Challenging conventional Western wisdom, Marks examines the correlations between economic and environmental changes in the southern Chinese provinces of Guangdong and Guangxi in imperial China.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/2/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

List of maps, figures, and tables
Dynasties, Qing dynasty Emperors' reign dates, and weights and measures
'Firs and pines a hundred spans round': the natural environment of Lingnan
'All deeply forested and wild places are not malarious': human settlement and ecological change in Lingnan, 2���1400 CE
'Agriculture is the foundation': economic recovery and development of Lingnan during the Ming Dynasty, 1368���1644
'All the people have fled': war and the environment in the mid-seventeenth century crisis, 1644���83
'Rich households compete to build ships': overseas trade and economic recovery
'It never used to snow': climate change and agricultural productivity
'There is only a certain amount of grain produced': granaries and the role of the state in the food supply system
'Trade in rice is brisk:' market integration and the environment
'Population increases daily, but the land does not': land clearance in the eighteenth century
'People said that extinction was not possible': the ecological consequences of land clearance