Commercial Activities and Their Historical Impact in the Three Gorges Area From Seventh to Ninth Century

Chaolin ZHANG


From Seventh to Ninth century, business in the Three Gorges region along Yangtze River in China had presented unprecedented prosperity which featured the growing business groups, flourishing salt trades, many commodity markets and active shipping trading. The prosperity of the commercial economy in the Three Gorges region during this period of time was attributed to many factors including the natural conditions, the population growth, the development of shipping and local specialties and others. During this period of time, the business prosperity in the Three Gorges region had promoted the local economic and social development and also established its important position of the trade and commerce in the upper Yangtze River region.


Seventh to Ninth Century; Three Gorges along Yangtze River; Business

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