Research on the Anti-Poverty Strategy of the Southern Song Government and Its Contemporary Value

Jing SUN, Ziyi WANG, Bingxin ZHOU


In the Song Dynasty, significant changes occurred in Chinese traditional society: monetary economy thrived and commoner culture was very popular. However, there were also social problems such as the widening wealth gap and the increase in poverty behind economic prosperity. The Southern Song Dynasty was established after Jianyan Nandu. Under the confrontation with the minority regime in the north, the government of the Southern Song Dynasty adopted a series of anti-poverty measures and encouraged the people to carry out anti-poverty activities to deal with corresponding social problems, so as to consolidate their political stability. Because the anti-poverty measures system of the Southern Song government is relatively complete and the system is relatively strict, it is still of great significance to today’s society. This article tries to explore the anti-poverty measures of the Southern Song government and tries to reveal its contemporary value.


The Southern Song dynasty; Anti-poverty; Contemporary value

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