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Programme of the First International Workshop on
Monies,Markets and Finance in China and East Asia, 1600-1900

Oct. 12-16, 2006

Institute of Chinese Studies, University of Heidelberg, Akademiestraße 4-8,
room no. 136,
69117 Heidelberg, Germany

Panel 1: Global and Comparative Issues
Panel 2: Mining and Monies in Japan and Ryukyu
Panel 3: Mining and Mint Metal Transports in China
Panel 4: Production of Money in China
Panel 5: Markets, Finance and Living Standards in China

Thursday, Oct. 12: 19:00 Welcome Dinner at the restaurant "Herrenmühle", Hauptstr. 237-9, Heidelberg

Friday, October 13: 9:15 - 17:45
Time Notes
9:15-9:30 Hans Ulrich Vogel: Welcome Address
9:30-10:15 Kuroda Akinobu: A Comparison of Early Modern Monetary Systems between China, Korea and Japan: Formal or Flexible, Unified or Multiple, and Endogenous or Exogenous? Panel 1: Global and Comparative Issues
Chair: Mark Elvin
10:15-11:00 Arturo Giraldez: World Silver Trade and Counterfeiting in Seventeenth-Century Potosi
11:00-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-12:00 Harald Witthöft: Money and Currency, Economy and Culture (8th - 17th Centuries): Remarks on Theory and Practice, Standards and Structures, Changes and Transitions Documented in Northern European Monetary Sources from Carolingian Times to the Era of Mercantilism
12:00-12:45 Angela Schottenhammer: The Role of Copper in Qing Period Maritime Trade with Japan
12:45-14:15 Lunch
14:15-15:00 Nakayama Shigeru: An Introduction into the History of the Japanese Gold and Silver Mines in the Edo Period Panel 2: Mining and Monies in Japan and Ryukyu
Chair: Roger Greatrex
15:00-15:45 Anke Scherer: Japanese Copper Production in the Tokugawa Period
15:45-16:15 Tea break
16:15-17:00 Bettina Gramlich-Oka: The Shogunal Reforms of the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century in Regard to Currency and Trade
17:00-17:45 Jun Seong Ho: The History of the Monetary System in Joseon Korea (1398-1900)
19:00 Dinner

Saturday, October 14.: 9:30 - 18:00
Time Notes
9:30-10:15 Gregory Smits: Money in the Kingdom of Ryukyu, 1600-1870
10:15-11:00 Jane Kate Leonard: Qing Imperial and Official Views of Merchant Expertise and Contributions to the State's Resources and People's Livelihood (guoji minsheng) during the 1826 Sea Transport Project Panel 3: Mining and Mint Metal Transports in China
Chair: Jan Lucassen
11:00-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-12:00 Gao Xuan: A Study of Metal Transport in Yunnan during the Early Qing Period
12:00-12:45 Nanny Kim: Preliminary Findings on Copper Boats on the Changjiang: Danger Spots, Navigation Technologies, Environment, and Costs
12:45-14:15 Lunch
14:15-15:00 Thomas Hirzel: Mint Metal Procurement for Jiangsu and Zhejiang: Expectations of the Central Government and their Implementation by the Provinces
15:00-15:45 Hans-Joachim Rosner: Reconstruction of Copper Transportation Routes in China during the Qing Period - a Multi-Source Approach
15:45-16:15 Tea break
16:15-17:00 Hans Ulrich Vogel: Copper Smelting and Fuel Consumption in Yunnan, Eighteenth to Nineteenth Centuries Panel 5: Production of Money in China
Chair: Kuroda Akinobu
17:00-17:45 Werner Burger: The Problem of the Yünnan Coins during the Ch'ien-lung Period
17:45-18:30 Jan Lucassen: Relation between Coin Production, Coin Circulation and Wage Payments in Europe and Asia
19:30 Dinner at the restaurant Herrenmühle

Sunday, October 15.: 9:30 - 18:00
Time Notes
9:30-10:15 Christine Moll-Murata: Wage Payment in the Qing Period Panel 4 Markets, Finance and Living Standards in China
Chair: Arturo Giraldez
10:15-11:00 Elisabeth Kaske:The Question of Money and Social Status in the Qing Contribution System
11:00-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-12:00 Roger Greatrex: A Preliminary Study of Counterfeiting and Counterfeiters in the Qianlong Period
12:00-12:45 Mark Elvin: New Data and New Techniques for the Interconnected Reconstruction of the Rates of Marriages, Births, and Deaths in the Lower Yangzi Valley in Mid-Qing Times: the MAFIQC Website
12:45-14:15 Lunch
14:15-15:00 Final Discussion Summary and Final Discussion
Chair: Jane Kate Leonard
15:00-16:15 Meeting of the Advisory Board Advisory Board Meeting
15:00-16:15 Sightseeing
16:15-18:00 Walk along the Philosophers' Way
20:00 Farewell Dinner at at Prof. Mittler's in Mannheim

Monday, 16 October: 9:00-14:00: Excursion to an 18th century copper mine at Imsbach
(Transport by car/bus will be provided, participants can be delivered to Mannheim, Heidelberg or Frankfurt after the visit)


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