The Death of Woman Wang Setting & Symbolism

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M-a-t'ou Market

Ma-t'ou Market is the main market town in T'ang-ch'eng County. There goods are brought in by road or by river transportation, and also taxed. Taxes are collected on goods such as cloth, wine, salted goods and tobacco, though the merchants are said to chronically underpay their taxes.

T'an-ch'eng County

T'an-ch'eng is a county in north-eastern China and part of Shantung province. It is one of the tributary rivers to the Yellow River. T'an-ch'eng is a very poor area in China and is described in the 1670s. Small farmers struggle growing wheat and sorghum (kaoliang) and soybeans. Other crops grown in the region includes peaches, cherries, turnips, greens, onions and garlic.

T'an-ch'eng City

The capital and administrative center of the county is called T'an-ch'eng City. Tax collections are coordinated from here as well as magistrates, who decide legal cases.

Fox Spirits

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