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The Legal System And The Rise And Decline Of The Commodity Economy Through A Study Of The History Of Western Han Dynasty

Posted on:2007-01-23Degree:MasterType:Thesis
Country:ChinaCandidate:L H LuFull Text:PDF
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This thesis is based on my research on the history of Han Dynasty in the perspective of Han's legal system and reached the conclusion that it was the laws and regulations that directly held back the development of the commodity economy in the feudal society. In Early Han Dynasty, the commodity economy had been booming because during the periods of Emperor Liubang, then Empress Lu, and their successors Emperors Wen and Jing loose legislation on the commodity economy was practiced when the economic decline was obvious and the full-scale reconstruction was badly in need at the time. However, being aware that the prosperous commodity economy led to various social contradictions and the challenge against the ruling system, Emperor Wu began to implement the severe policy of restraining the commerce, which caused the nipping of the economic bud and finally the decline of the commodity economy.
Keywords/Search Tags:Commodity economy, Nation's legal system, Historical enlightenment
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