The State and the Iron Industry in Han China
This book brings both literary and archaeological evidence to bear in an investigation of the history of the Han state iron monopoly, considering especially the reasons for its establishment and for the intense opposition which it provoked.
Outline history of the monopoly
Discourse on salt and iron
The administration of the iron monopoly
Reasons for the monopoly, reasons for opposition
The technology of the Iron Offices
Tables, References, Index
Donald B. Wagner
Is lecturer emeritus in Chinese at the University of Copenhagen, has written widely on the history of science and technology in China.
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