Title The Magistrate's TŠl: Rationalizing Fiscal Reform in Eighteenth Century Ch'ing China
Book Condition Good
Publisher University of California Press
0520049306 / 9780520049307
Seller ID SKU1035268
0520049306 Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973.
Madeleine Zelin shatters the image of China as a backward empire wracked by corruption and economic stagnation, thrust into the modern world when the western gunboats arrived in the 1840s, by providing an account of the indigenous evolution of the Chinese state. "The Magistrate's Tael" makes it possible to judge the impact of the West on modern China's development.