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The Qing state, driven by Confucian precepts of good government and urgent practical needs, committed vast resources to its granaries. Nourish the People traces the basic practices of this system, analyzes the organizational bases of its successes and failures, and examines variant practices in different regions. The volume concludes with an assessment of the granary system’s social and economic impact and historical comparison with the food supply policies of other states.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title Page
  2. pp. i-ii
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. List of Tables
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  1. List of Maps
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  1. Preface
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Abbreviations
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  1. 1 Chinese Traditions of Grain Storage
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  1. Part I: Development and Decline
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  1. Introduction
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  1. 2 Foundations of Success, 1650–1735
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  1. 3 The Grand Structure, 1736–1780
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  1. 4 Decline and Its Opposition, 1781–1850
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  1. Conclusion
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  1. Part II: Structural Problems
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  1. Introduction
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  1. 5 Grain Preservation
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  1. 6 Management
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  1. 7 The Control Structure
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  1. 8 Statistical Difficulties and Accounting Methods
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  1. Part III: Spatial Patterns
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  1. Introduction
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  1. 9 National Patterns of Granary Activity
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  1. 10 North China: Shandong during the Qianlong Period
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  1. 11 The Middle Yangzi: Hunan
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  1. 12 The Southwest: Yunnan and Guizhou
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  1. Conclusion
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  1. Part IV: A Comparative Assessment
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  1. 13 Qing Granaries and Late Imperial History
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  1. 14 Qing Granaries and World History
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  1. Appendix: Tables of Civilian Granary Holdings in Qing China, 1741–1856
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  1. Glossary
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780472901821
Related ISBN
9780892640904
MARC Record
OCLC
1184509163
Launched on MUSE
2020-09-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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