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Author Smith, Paul Jakov, 1947- author

Title Taxing heaven's storehouse : horses, bureaucrats, and the destruction of the Sichuan tea industry, 1074-1224 / Paul J. Smith
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Council on East Asian Studies, Harvard University : Distributed by Harvard University Press, 1991


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 489 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Harvard-Yenching Institute monograph series ; 32
Harvard-Yenching Institute monograph series ; 32.
Contents Linking Tea and Horses: Geopolitics and Horse Supply During the Northern Song -- Market Segregation and the Structure of the Sichuanese Tea Industry on the Eve of the Tea and Horse Trade -- Bureaucracy, Social Mobilization, and the Political Integration of Sichuan -- Introduction to Part Two: Wang Anshi's Theory of Bureaucratic Entrepreneurship -- The Entrepreneurial Leap -- Autonomy, Risk Reduction, and Entrepreneurial Expansion -- The Impact of Bureaucratic Power on the Sichuan Tea Economy -- The Limits of Bureaucratic Power in the Tea and Horse Trade -- Conclusion -- Appendices -- A. Northern Song Tea and Horse Agency Chiefs, Co-Intendants, and Assistant Intendants by Years -- B. Southern Song Tea and Horse Agency Intendants -- C. Sources on Careers of the Northern and Southern Song Tea and Horse Agency Intendants -- D. Tea and Horse Agency Revenues and Subventions Paid to Other Agencies, 1074-1115
Analysis China History, 960-1644
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-467) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Tea trade -- China -- Sichuan Sheng -- History
Tea -- Taxation -- China -- History
Horse industry -- China -- Sichuan Sheng -- History
Cavalry horses -- China -- History
Cavalry horses.
Horse industry.
Song Dynasty (China)
Tea -- Taxation.
Tea trade.
SUBJECT China -- History -- Song dynasty, 960-1279.
Subject China.
China -- Sichuan Sheng.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 91007539
ISBN 9781684170098