State and Crafts in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)
This book, full of quantitative evidence and limited-circulation archives, details manufacturing and the beginnings of industrialisation in China from 1644 to 1911. It thoroughly examines the interior organisation of public craft production and the complementary activities of the private sector. It offers detailed knowledge of shipbuilding and printing. Moreover, it contributes to the research of labour history and the rise of capitalism in China through its examination of living conditions, working conditions, and wages.
KeywordsCraft history; socioeconomic history; Qing administration; guilds
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
Publication date and place2018
SeriesSocial Histories of Work in Asia,