Item description for Development and Decline of Fukien Province in the 17th and 18th Centuries (Sinica Leidensia, Vol 22) by Eduard B. Vermeer...
The history of China's Southeast coast has unusual features. For many centuries, overseas trade and migration, internal and external warfare, strong religious beliefs and receptiveness to foreign influences characterized this society of fiercely independent traders, fishermen and mountain farmers. The protracted struggle of Cheng Ch'eng- kung and the Southern Ming against the Ch'ing dynasty precipitated Fukien into a crisis, from which many chose to escape by emigration to the Philippines and Taiwan. Recovery was slow. ; The fourteen Western and Chinese contributors to this study focus on internal economic and social developments, overseas and religious change. From the rich Chinese and European source materials, a picture emerges of great regional diversity. Local interests and values were confronted by the central government's orthodox rule, and Western influences of Jesuits and traders. The Fukienese reaction to them produces fascinating insights into Chinese society, and a truly local history which may qualify our ideas on the Chinese Empire. REA sinologists, social and economic historians. AQ Y FB Y NFB Y RED AH MU 01-Jan-97
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.4" Width: 6.3" Height: 1.1" Weight: 1.8 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1990
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004091718 ISBN13 9789004091719
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More About Eduard B. Vermeer
Peter Ho is Professor of International Development Studies at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences and Director of the Centre for Development Studies of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. He is the author of "Institutions in Transition" (2005) and the editor of "Developmental Dilemmas "(2005).
Eduard B. Vermeer was formerly Senior Lecturer at Leiden University, The Netherlands. He is a member of the editorial boards of the "Asia Pacific Business Review" and "China Information,"
Together with Jacob Eyferth, Peter Ho and Eduard B. Vermeer have also co-edited "Rural Development in Transitional China" (2004).