The Gilds of China With an Account of the Gild Merchant or Co Hong of Canton, by Morse, Hosea Ballou
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- ISBN: 9780548030547 | 0548030545
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 7/30/2007
1909. With 2 illustrations. This is a standard work concerning early Chinese economic history and practice. It covers the craft gilds, origins, membership, government, income, common worship, control of trade: in juxtaposition with those of England. Also standard measures, jurisdiction over members, provincial club, gild merchants of various cities. An important and classic study. Contents: The Religious Fraternity; The Craft Gild; The Provincial Club; and The Gild Merchant.