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Han Dynasty Agriculture

Posted May 8th, 2017 at 08:36 PM by HackneyedScribe
Updated June 7th, 2017 at 06:35 PM by HackneyedScribe

Agricultural had always been stressed by the Chinese literati as the foundation of the state, and under the Han dynasty agricultural production reached its first peak. The founding emperor, Liu Bang, was once a commoner himself. Although Liu the commoner showed no interest in agricultural pursuits, as emperor he soon realized the importance of agronomy for state building. It is without question that his heirs also adopted similar viewpoints. Canals were dug, fields were irrigated, and incentives...
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Economy of Ancient China and Ancient Greece

Posted February 19th, 2016 at 07:31 PM by HackneyedScribe
Updated August 11th, 2017 at 07:09 AM by HackneyedScribe

Takeshi Amemiya is noted for being a historian of the ancient Greek economy, and his sources (Economy and Economics in Ancient Greece) were used even in this forum to spout Greek exceptionalism. But he had also written a comparison between ancient China and ancient Greek economy to show that similar economic developments also occurred in the ancient Far East. The following is a summary of his conclusions comparing Han dynasty China to ancient Athens.

Here is a comparison of their GDP....
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