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Chinese Money in Global Context: Historic Junctures Between 600 BCE and 2012

Niv Horesh


This book offers an interpretation of the Chinese monetary system, charting its evolution by examining key moments in history – from BCE 600 up to the present. It places these moments in international perspective by comparing primary sources in multiple languages and across three millennia. The book begins exploring the trajectory of Chinese currency at the birth of coinage around the world and ends with the implications of the current global financial crisis for China and the rest of the world. Its narrative highlights the way that Chinese money developed in relation to the currencies of othe ... More

Keywords: China, The Great Divergence, RMB, Banking, Monetary Policy, Coinage, Debasement, Inflation, Joint-Stock Enterprise, Economic Thought

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780804787192
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804787192.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Niv Horesh, author