Moneta 142

Documents and Studies on 19th c. Monetary History

China

Correspondence Received at the Colonial Office and the Foreign Office
upon the Subject of the Supply of Silver in the Markets of China (1852-1858)

Marina Kovalchuk - Georges Depeyrot, ed.

Since the 1840's, China was an open field for western traders and investors. However the absence of monetary union and of a monetary system was a problem for western traders and official representatives.

China was, at this time, the land of Mexican, American, Spanish, Peruvian dollars, chopped coins, yens, copper coins, string of coins, silver ingots (sycee), paper money, and some many taels.

After the wars, official representatives tried to include China in a globalized economy, promoting the idea of a stable currency.

This volume gives a collection of facts and information concerning Chinese monetary questions. It consists of the Copies of any correspondence which has been received at the Colonial Office and the Foreign Office upon the Subject of the Supply of Silver in the Markets of China, the Rates of Exchanges at Shanghai and Canton and in reference to Proposals for Remedying the Inconveniences experimented from the high Rate of Exchange at Shanghai.

Marina Kovalchuk is assistant professor, Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok.
Georges Depeyrot is researcher, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris and heads the DAMIN program (La Dépréciation de l'Argent Monétaire et les Relations Internationales - Silver monetary depreciation and international relations).


Marina Kovalchuk - Georges Depeyrot, ed.
MONETA 142, 82 pages,
65 euros
Table des matières: p1, p2
ISBN 978-94-91384-12-7

 
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