State and Crafts in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)

Book announcement

Dr. Christine Moll-Murata has published her new monograph State and Crafts in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) in the new IISH book series Social History of Work in Asia, published with Amsterdam University Press (AUP). This book, full of quantitative evidence and limited-circulation archives, details manufacturing and the beginnings of industrialisation in China from 1644 to 1911. It thoroughly examines the interior organisation of public craft production and the complementary activities of the private sector. It offers detailed knowledge of shipbuilding and printing. Moreover, it contributes to the research of labour history and the rise of capitalism in China through its examination of living conditions, working conditions, and wages. The book can be ordered from AUP and is also freely available online in full open access through the OAPEN library here.