The History of Ancient Chinese Economic Thought
Edited by Cheng Lin, Terry Peach, Wang Fang
To Be Published December 31st 2013 by Routledge – 256 pages
This new volume from a leading group of international authors and contributors provides a nuanced exploration of the history of Chinese economic thought.
Opening with an introduction that sets the chapters in context for Western readership, the contributors cover such key issues as research methodology at the founding stage of the discipline, the significance of Chinese economic thought in a wider context, including the relationship between ancient Chinese economic thought and Western thought, and key strands of thought, such as Confucian and Taoist economic philosophies. The book also pinpoints ways in which ancient Chinese thinkers paved the way for later western economists, such as in their discussion of theories of the division of labour.
The volume makes clear the integral role played by Chinese economic thought in the history of international economic thought, considers the challenges that are likely to be faced in future research, and suggests lessons that can be taken from ancient Chinese thinkers when considering current economic problems.
1. Introduction Cheng Lin and Terry Peach 2. "Considerations on the Research Methodology of the History of Chinese Economic Thought" Jichuang HU 3. "On the Major Fields and Significance of the Study of the History Ancient Chinese Economic Thought" Baosan WU 4. "Fu Guo Xue and the ‘Economics’ of Ancient China" Jing ZHAO 5. "The Chinese Origin of Physiocratic Economic Thought" Min TAN 6. "On Guanzi Qing Zhong" Shichang YE 7. "Comparison between Confucian and Taoist Economic Philosophies of the Pre-Qin Era" Renwu TANG 8. "The Start of Family Economics of Chinese Feudal Landowners: On Jia Sixie’s Important Arts for People's Welfare Xueyi ZHENG 9. "On the Confucian Thought of Liberal Economy" Tao MA 10. "Etymological Studies of Chinese Economics" Tan YE 11. "Theoretical Study of Paper Money in Song Dynasty" Tan YE 12. "Basic Features of Chinese Feudalist Traditional Economic Thought" Shoujun ZHANG 13. The theory of the Division of Labour in Chinese History Qinghua YAN 14. "Harmony and "Da Tong": Two Concepts of Economic Development in Ancient China" Xiangcai ZHONG 15. "A Picture of the Western Version of the Rise and Fall of the Qing Dynasty: Western Classical Economists’ Views of China" Jinwen ZOU 16. "The Influence of Ancient Chinese Thought on the Ever Normal Granary on Henry A. Wallace and the Agricultural Adjustment Act in the New Deal" Chaomin LI
Cheng Lin is Lecturer at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.
Terry Peach is Senior Lecturer at The University of Manchester.
Wang Fang is Lecturer at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.