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July 2013

Carrying Cash in Republican China

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My recent post entitled "Carrying Cash in Imperial China" illustrated the inconvenience of carrying "cash" coins at the end of the Qing Dynasty. Surprisingly, carrying cash in the 40 to 50 years that followed continued to be inconvenient even though paper money replaced coins as the primary form of money. Due to the severe inflation [...]

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Carrying Cash in Imperial China

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Isabella Lucy Bird was a famous English explorer, writer and photographer who traveled the world in the late 1800's. She visited China and documented her adventures in a book entitled "Chinese Pictures: Notes on Photographs" written under her married name of Mrs. J.F. Bishop and published by Charles L. Bowman & Co. in the year [...]

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