Thursday, June 24, 2004

China, Agriculture

Neofeudal land-tenure developments of late Sung and Y´┐Żan times were arrested with the establishment of the Ming dynasty. Great landed estates were confiscated by the government, fragmented, and rented out; and private slavery was forbidden. In the 15th century, consequently, independent peasant landholders dominated Chinese agriculture. But the Ming rulers were


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