Dissertation > History, geography > History of China > Feudal society ( 475 BC - AD 1840 ) > Sui and Tang period ( 581 ~ 1840 ) > (1368 to 1663 )

In the south of the Yangtze River water transport folding and local society

Author XuPeng
Tutor YangWeiBing
School Fudan University
Course Historical Geography
Keywords Caozhe Jiangnan Water conservancy Society Towns
CLC K248
Type Master's thesis
Year 2012
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Based on the whole process of Caozhe in Ming period. The paper focused on the analysis of the reality and fuctions of Caozhe as an important regime for the price’s fluctuation, Zheng price and Gai price’s changing, comparing with other areas, financial taxes. Except those the paper still discussed the reasons of Caozhe be acted, including disaster relief, wars’ devastating. ships be used in transport of Caozhe,allocation of government’s financial and the building of water conservancy. Finally the paper had an initial research on the existed problem of Caozhe. it contained the levying problem and allocation problem.In order to go deeply as an important regime had already researched well, the paper prefer to make some connections between regime and special area’s factors. For examples like Gaochun and Lishui,discussing the relation between local water conservancy and Caozhe as the stable society mechanism in lately several hundred years, the purpose is to rethink profoundly existing research in the field of society history. Like Jiading, discussing the connection between the towns’ developing and Caozhe to try to find towns’ developing reality in early stage.In a word, based on the regime of comprehensive understanding and special areas’factor reacting unquestionablly be the best way to the research in area history.

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