The Process of the Disintegration of Modern China’s Natural Economy

  • Xinwu Xu
Part of the Studies on the Chinese Economy book series

Abstract

A natural economy is the opposite of a commodity economy. Generally speaking, an economy in which the producers produce for their own or their exploiters’ direct consumption is a natural economy. Its nature is therefore that it produces only use values.

Keywords

Sugar Transportation Marketing Cane Opium 

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Notes

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