Chen, Shao-Kwan. The System of Taxation in China in the Tsing Dynasty, 1644-1911. Originally published: New York: Columbia University Press, 1914. 118 pp. Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584774525; ISBN-10: 1584774525. Hardcover. New. $21.95 * Reprint of a title in the important Columbia University series Studies in History, Economics and Public Law. China's imperial era ended with the collapse of the Tsing (Qing or Manchu) dynasty in 1911. Memorable for its cultural efflorescence, the dynasty was gradually undermined by political weakness, rebellion and Western imperialism. This study looks at the ways taxation was administered during this complicated and turbulent era. Chen outlines the structure of the imperial government, then looks at ways it taxed land, salt and commodities.
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