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Chinese Money in Global ContextHistoric Junctures Between 600 BCE and 2012$
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Niv Horesh

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804787192

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804787192.001.0001

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From Coinage to Paper Money

From Coinage to Paper Money

The Origins and Evolution of Chinese and Western Banknotes in Comparison

(p.41) Chapter Two From Coinage to Paper Money
Chinese Money in Global Context

Niv Horesh

Stanford University Press

This chapter explains the different numismatic traditions across Eurasia leading up to the emergence of paper money in the early modern era. In the process, the chapter surveys all the great premodern empires of the world in a broader monetary perspective. Chapter keywords: Tang dynasty, “flying cash”, paper money, jiaozi, Zhou Xingji, Song dynasty, Marco Polo, Khublai Khan, Ming dynasty, Islamic world, bills of exchange, interest rates, public debt

Keywords:   Lydia, gold, silver, Greco-Roman world, Qin dynasty, Han dynasty, the birth of coinage, round coinage, Achaemenid empire, the Mauryan era

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