This database of prices,
wages, and transport costs in public construction of Hunan province in the
Qianlong reign has been set up in cooperation of the Seminar für Sinologie und
Koreanistik, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany, and the Institute for History of Natural Science,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing. The participants of our project
group were Juliane Kiefner, Christine Moll-Murata, and Hans Ulrich Vogel from
Tübingen, and Chen Chaoyong and Su Rongyu from Beijing. We gratefully
acknowledge the financial support of the Deutsche
Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and Max Planck
Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V., Germany.
The Hunan edition of “Regulations and precedents on prices of materials” does not cover all administrative units of the province, but only one prefecture and two independent sub-prefectures, and fourteen districts. We find that in contrast to Zhili province, where the set of prices and wages is given for only one subprefecture or district at a time, prices and wages of several districts are given in one set here. The database contains 477 single entries. Data input and the web presentation was done by Juliane Kiefner, Christine Moll-Murata helped with translation of terminology and proof-reading. In case English terms for building materials remain to be clarified, Hanyu pinyin is given as a preliminary rendering. An English-Chinese glossary for all occurring terms is under construction.
The Hunan edition of “Regulations and precedents on prices of materials” we have used is in the holdings of the Central Library of the Academy of Sciences, Peking. It is a manuscript of 57 pages and has no editorial material such as the Zhili and Gansu editions.
Comments and ideas are always welcome. Please contact Juliane Kiefner or http://firstname.lastname@example.org.
本數據庫根據中国科学院文献中心的抄本製作。全文共57 页，只包括湖南省的一个府、两个直隸州、和 14 個县。在直隸、甘肅省《物料價值則例》最先的奏摺、總略、凡例不列在前边。相关链接：清代匠作則例聯合目錄