Knowing China : Monetary History from the Qing Dinasty

It’s a 80-years Hong Kong German mint collector who has an interesting thesis : the Chinese fall did not begin in the 19th century following the Opium Wars, but well before, because of currency debasing starting at least a century earlier. Proposals by a reform-minded official, Wang Maoyin, in 1854, to develop a paper currency that…… Continue reading Knowing China : Monetary History from the Qing Dinasty