This book contains original essays on various aspect of the Han’s political economy and its legacy, written by leading Chinese and Western scholars whose collective expertise spans Economic History, History of Economic Thought and Sinology.

chapter 1|30 pages

The political economy of the Han

ByTerry Peach

chapter 2|20 pages

From contention to unification

Transformation of economic thought in the Han Dynasty and its heritage
ByCheng Lin, Zhang Shen

chapter 5|15 pages

Monetary thought in the Han Dynasty and Three Kingdoms period (220–280 BCE)

ByGavin S.H. Chiu, S.C. Kwan

chapter 6|14 pages

The system of tribute equalisation in the Han

ByLi Chaomin

chapter 7|17 pages

War economy during the Western Han Dynasty

ByElisa Levi Sabattini

chapter 9|22 pages

A Western perspective on the Yantie lun

ByBertram Schefold

chapter 10|20 pages

Sima Qian and laissez-faire

Satire on a “discordant and degenerate age”
ByTerry Peach