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This book, full of quantitative evidence and limited-circulation archives, details manufacturing and the beginnings of industrialization in China from 1644 to 1911. It thoroughly examines the interior organization of public craft production and the complementary activities of the private sector. It offers detailed knowledge of shipbuilding and printing. Moreover, it contributes to the research of labor history and the rise of capitalism in China through its examination of living conditions, working conditions, and wages.
 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title, Copyright
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. p. 5
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  1. List of Tables and Illustrations
  2. pp. 6-10
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  1. Conventions for the notation of time, weights, and measures
  2. pp. 11-14
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. 15-20
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 21-46
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  1. 1. State Engagement in the Handicraft Sector
  2. pp. 47-68
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  1. 2. The Qing Central Government Institutions in Control of the Handicrafts
  2. pp. 69-108
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  1. 3. The Rise, Decline, and Reinforcement of the Crafts in the Service of the State
  2. pp. 109-122
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  1. 4. Government Shipbuilding
  2. pp. 123-156
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  1. 5. Private Shipbuilding, Private and Government Cooperation, and Procurement Prices
  2. pp. 157-182
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  1. 6. The Shipbuilding Workforce Employed by the State and Private Workshops and Enterprises
  2. pp. 183-212
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  1. 7. Printing in the Service of the State
  2. pp. 213-244
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  1. 8. Private Printing, Private and Government Cooperation, and the Printing Workforce
  2. pp. 245-292
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  1. 9. The Artisan’s Place: The ‘Four Occupational Groups’ and the Social Position of Craftspeople
  2. pp. 293-320
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  1. 10. Merchant and Craft Guilds
  2. pp. 321-348
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 349-358
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  1. References
  2. pp. 359-390
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 391-402
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789048537938
Related ISBN
9789462986657
MARC Record
OCLC
1112362460
Pages
380
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-18
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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