Table of contents for China upside down : currency, society, and ideologies, 1808-1856 / Man-houng Lin.

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Tables, Charts, Maps, and Figures 000
Abbreviations 000
Equivalents 000
Explanatory Notes 000
Introduction 1
Currency and China 2/ The Rise and Differentiation of
Statecraft Thought 14/ From High Qing to Late Qing: Global
Erosion 23
Part I Global Links: Silver and the World
1 A Vulnerable Empire 29
The Copper Coin System 30/ Silver Use from the Sixteenth to
the Early Nineteenth Centuries 39/ Silver Supply from the
Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Centuries 57/ Conclusion 68
2 Opium: The Culprit? 72
Time, Space, and the Quantity of Silver Outflow 74/ Silver
and Opium in China's Balance of Payments 87/ Chinese Tea and
Silk Exports, 1850-86 96/ The Global Decrease in Silver and
China 107/ Conclusion 113
3 Disturbance of the Social Order 115
Interregional Dimension 117/ The Intraregional Rural-Urban
Dimension 124/ The Crisis of the Qing
state 133/ Conclusion 141
Part II Cultural Resources for Economic Debates
4 Monetary Debates and Policies 147
Wang Liu's Proposals 149/ General Responses to Wang Liu's
Book 152/ Wang Liu's Dialogue with Bao Shichen and Chen
Shou 154/ Criticism from Wei Yuan and Xu Mei 159/ Further
Monetary Discourse 164/ New Approaches Close to Those of Wei
Yuan 171/ Monetary Policies Taken 172/ Conclusion 178
5 Chinese Inspiration and Western Comparison 000
Negligible Foreign Intellectual Influence 181/ A Flexible
Tradition of Economic Ideology 183/ Western
Comparisons 189/ Conclusion 197
Part III The Competition Among Intellectual Models
6 The Social Theories of the Two Statecraft Groups 203
Perceptions of Human Nature 206/ Concepts of the
State 209/ State Versus Heaven or the Sage 211/ State Power
Versus Market Force 213/ Commerce, Trade, and
Consumption 215/ Private Property 218/ Historical
Change 221/ Conclusion 226
7 Writing Styles, Classical Studies, and Statecraft Thought
Statecraft Scholars' Practical Interests 229/ Intellectual
Inclination 239/ Conclusion 257
8 The Temporary Victory of the Accommodationist Stance 000
Acceptance of Accommodationist Economic
Proposals 262/ Interventionist Policies in the Self-
Strengthening Period 265/ Changes in Intellectual
Currents 270/ The Currency Crisis and the Accommodationist
Inclination 272/ The Late Nineteenth-Century Crisis and the
Interventionist Bent 278/ Conclusion 281
Conclusion 285
The Seriousness of the Silver Outflow 285/ The World Economy
and China's Dynastic Decline 287/ Statecraft Thought and
Social Realities 297/ "Aborted Capitalism?" 308
Reference Matter
 Bibliography 315
 Index 347

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Silver -- China.
China -- Commerce -- History -- 19th century.
China -- Economic policy -- 1644-1912.
China -- Politics and government -- 1644-1912.
China -- Civilization -- 1644-1912.
China -- History -- Qing dynasty, 1644-1912.
China -- Social conditions.