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Trade Goods: The Hoppo Book of 1753
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Trade Goods: The Hoppo Book of 1753

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A listing of 540 trade goods and their prices, taken from the actual Guangzhou Valuation Book of 1753. A mix of luxury goods and household staples. Includes:

-Most major goods of the maritime silk road

-Numerous ingredients for Chinese traditional medicine

-A wide variety of luxury fabrics

-Staples of the spice trade

-Many trade goods unique to the Chinese market or rarely encountered outside of Asian trade networks

-Prices for provisions sold to foreign ships and trinkets sold to tourists, in addition to many normal craft wares

Historically accurate prices and quantities are given, along with descriptions of goods which might be unfamiliar to modern readers. Conversion rates for the historical Chinese units of weight and currency used are also provided.

Prices are listed in Chinese Taels, the trimetallic system of fantasy RPGs (GP/SP/CP), and a normative price in grams of pure silver.

A D500 dice table for trade goods and some economic statistics for context are also provided within.

Keywords: trade goods, merchant goods, silk road, historical, eighteenth century, 18th century, port, maritime, products, age of sail,

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File Last Updated:
May 11, 2021
This title was added to our catalog on March 29, 2021.