Abstract

Through examination of the horse trade, silver exports, and cowry monetary system of Yunnan, currently a province in southwestern China, this paper seeks to place Yunnan in global perspective. Furthermore, by considering Yunnan's cross-regional trade networks as routes parallel to the overland Silk Roads and the maritime Silk Roads, the paper adds new dimensions to the understanding of Eurasian communications. Finally, consideration of world-system perspectives will shed some light on contemporary world-system debates.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-8050
Print ISSN
1045-6007
Pages
pp. 281-322
Launched on MUSE
2004-10-11
Open Access
No
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