The History of Ancient Chinese Economic Thought

The History of Ancient Chinese Economic Thought

Edited by Cheng Lin , Edited by Terry Peach , Edited by Wang Fang

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This volume comprises twelve papers written by Chinese scholars on various aspects of the history of ancient Chinese economic thought. The contributions are preceded by an introduction which gives an overview of the development of the subject of history of economic thought in China, and which also provides an historical context to the individuals who constitute the major "schools" of ancient Chinese economic thought. The authors of the papers are leading scholars who have dominated this research area since the founding of New China in 1949, while the broad range of topics covered by the contributions includes questions of methodology, detailed and sometimes controversial interpretations of texts and "schools", and the international influence and modern relevance of ancient Chinese thought. A recurrent theme is that ancient Chinese thought has at least as much to offer to the historian as ancient Western thought. As the first such volume of papers to be translated into English, this collection provides a unique opportunity for non-Chinese readers to sample the way in which Chinese historians of economics have attempted to understand their own intellectual heritage. This book will be relevant to scholars interested in the history of economic thought, economic history and Chinese studies.

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  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • 162.56 x 236.22 x 20.32mm | 521.63g
  • 24 Feb 2014
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London
  • English
  • 0415500141
  • 9780415500142

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Cheng Lin is Chairman of the Department of Economic History and Associate Dean of the School of Economics at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China. Terry Peach is Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Manchester, UK and Visiting Professor of Economics at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China. Wang Fang is Associate Dean of the Institute of Advanced Research at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China.

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"In essence, this is a book that has a lot to offer to those interested in the history of economic thought, economic history, and Chinese studies." Xiaobing Wang, The University of Manchester

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