Prosperity and decline under the Qing : Yangzhou and its hinterland, 1644-1810
This thesis is concerned with identifying the physical, social and economic characteristics of a particular Chinese city, Yangzhou, and with examining the nature of the relationship between this city and its hinterland. These questions are considered within the time frame provided by the growth and decline of Yangzhou in the Qing dynasty. Chapter 1 is devoted to a survey of the city's earlier history up to the beginning of the Qing dynasty, and illustrates the historical dependence of...[Show more]
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