Emperor Liuche’s Use of Troops Against Xiongnu Accelerate the Publication of “On Salt and Iron”
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- accelerate; war expenditure; treasury revenues; thinking and conflicts
In this article, the main topic is about the relationship between Emperor Wudi’s use of troops against Xiongnu and the publication of the book “On Salt and Iron”. This paper cites the economic policies of the early Western Han Dynasty, the amount of military expenditure during the reign of Emperor Wudi of the Han Dynasty, and the Treasury revenue during the reign of Emperor Wudi. By comparison, it is concluded that the military expenditure was much higher than the Treasury revenue, so the right to operate salt and iron should be nationalized. Because of the far-reaching significance of this policy, the publication of the book was accelerated. In addition, the Confucian thought displayed in “Salt iron nationalization” also reflects the conflict with the thought of Huang Lao. Finally, this paper also compares the different conscription system between the Han Dynasty and the Roman Empire and its influence.
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TY - CONF AU - Lintao Zhong PY - 2023 DA - 2023/07/11 TI - Emperor Liuche’s Use of Troops Against Xiongnu Accelerate the Publication of “On Salt and Iron” BT - Proceedings of the 2023 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities and Arts (SSHA 2023) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 31 EP - 36 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-38476-062-6_5 DO - 10.2991/978-2-38476-062-6_5 ID - Zhong2023 ER -