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The Economics Of Religion In Warring States And Early Imperial China

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This chapter discusses the economics of religion in warring states and early imperial China. The scenario described in the chapter and variants of it across early Chinese texts unveil a world in which religious obligation and economic duty are deeply intertwined, a society where goods used in the service of the spirits are levied together with taxes to support the mundane organisation of everyday life. It is a world where economics and religious obligation meet and do so, ideally, for the public good. The latter is achievable when a balance is maintained between ritual expenditure and economic welfare.

Keywords: early imperial China; economics; religion; sacrifice; Warring States

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