Conducts research and collects data
on the global history of labour,
workers, and labour relations

Wages paid on the free market: various industries, China-wide, between 1735 and 1820

Compilers: Ma Debin and Zhang Wenliang, revised by Christine Moll-Murata

The datafiles: spreadsheet, (.xsl, 70 Kb)

Further reading provided in Christine Moll-Murata, Remarks on "Wages on the free market, 1737-1820". (.pdf, 93 Kb)


tael (liang), 兩, treasury ounce, a unit of account set by the Board of Revenue and used for official accounts: 37 grams of silver, 95-99% purity.


Peng Zeyi 彭泽益 Zhongguo jindai shougongye shi ziliao 1840-1949 中国近代手工业史资料 (Materials for early modern Chinese craft history, 1840-1949). Beijing: Zhonghua shuju 1962/1984, pp. 396-416

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