The Salt Merchants of Tianjin: State-Making and Civil Society in Late Imperial China
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256pp. February 2001
The Salt Merchants of Tianjin: State-Making and Civil Society in Late Imperial China
Author: Kwan Man Bun;
For nearly four hundred years the Changlu salt merchants played a leading role in the urbanization, commercial development, and social change of the city of Tianjin. As early as the fifteenth century, this small yet important group of citizens negotiated
"A very well-researched and useful book" --Journal of Asian Studies, November 2001

"Shows convincingly that state and society should not be viewed as mutually exclusive but as interlocking domains in constant negotiation. Highly recommended."

Author: Kwan Man Bun;
Kwan Man Bun teaches in the Department of History at the University of Cincinnati.



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