Publisher: CITIC

Empire of Silver: A New Monetary History of China《白银帝国》


By 徐瑾/XU Jin
ISBN: 9787508670621 Pages: 360
Published Date: February 2017
Size: 210mm x 155mm
SOLD copies in China: 30,000 Copies
Rights SOLD:English

Selling Points:
1.A wonderful book for understanding one thousand years of Chinese monetary history
2.Explores how China’s obsession with silver influenced the country’s financial well-being, global standing, and political stability

Do silver and backwardness have an accidental and coincidental or a causal relationship? Was silver a root cause of China’s backwardness? Sorting through the centuries-long history of silver, we see that the fate of silver accompanies an ancient empire’s struggles and entanglements, and that behind silver’s metamorphosis is not only dynastic change but the rise and fall of civilizations. Fastening our gaze on silver gives us a glimpse of China’s path to modernization.

About the Author:
Jin Xu is senior editor and chief financial commentator at the Financial Times Chinese. She has been a visiting fellow at the University of Tokyo and a Caijing Fellow at Peking University. The English version of Empire of Silver has a rating of 4.3/5.0 on Amazon. She lives in Shanghai.

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