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The Economic History of China With Special Reference to Agriculture…
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0404512259, Hardcover)This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1921. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX Sung Dynasty, 960-1276 A. D. I. Sung Dynasty, in general Reference: Written Dialogues at the Dreaming Brooks (Mon Chi Be Tan). Adoption of mud fertilization. Historical records--" with one load of water from the King River (Shensi) and with several do of mud from the river side, the fertilization and irrigation are applied to raise up our rice fields and millet." Reference: Yeh Tsing Chen, Pity on Farmers (a poem). The fields are full of hollow ears, and there is no good harvest. Reference: Liu Ping (active 1041-1048). There was no harvest last year; and the wheat crop results in famine also this year.... The plains in the country are just as red as jer (red color), and of the whole planting of the rice crop nothing is left. Whether it is crop or weeds, it is impossible to tell, and all over the four sides there grow all kinds of weeds. Reference: Wu Ta Chung (1068-), Normally Constant Granary. In this report to the emperor Wu Ta Chung tells of the luxury of the period among the rich, as the eating of meat, the wearing of silks and embroideries and riding in carriages, etc. He blames the bad conditions to this extravagance, in a similar vein to the complaints found in ancient Rome. 263 263 Reference: Liang Tao (1068). Urging the relief of conditions, Liang Tao reports to the emperor that " the people have been exhausted for a long time and yet the years are poor again and again." Reference: Shang Kwan Twain, Petition for the Restoration of the Charity Granary. The Charity Granary System was adopted by Emperor Wenti of Sui Dynasty and also by Emperor Tai Chung of Tang (second emperor of Tang). In the tenth year of Emperor Sun Chung (Wong An Shih's period) the government began to consider the old system of the Sui and Tang Dynasties and restored the sys...
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