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The economy of empire building: wild ginseng, sable fur, and the multiple trade networks of the early Qing dynasty, 1583-1644

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This project examines the multiple trade networks of the early Qing period and argues that the early Manchu rulers accumulated wealth from trade in the process of Qing empire formation. Empires come to mean rule over extensive, far-flung territories, far beyond the original 'homeland' of the rulers. The Qing empire was such a case, as it expanded from a tiny town in Northeast Eurasia to Chinese territory where Ming China ruled. This thesis thus sheds new light on the Qing empire from the e...

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Division:
HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Role:
Author
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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Deposit date:
2018-03-12

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