Tigers, Rice, Silk, and Silt Environment and Economy in Late Imperial South China
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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.
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/2/2006
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
|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, 2ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½1400 CE|
|'Agriculture is the foundation': economic recovery and development of Lingnan during the Ming Dynasty, 1368ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½1644|
|'All the people have fled': war and the environment in the mid-seventeenth century crisis, 1644ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½83|
|'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|