Professor Acharya American University & Unesco Transnational Chair wrote:
Very helpful, including the Quesnay text: here is a great paper on Chinese influence on Quesnay.
Christian Gerlach, Wu-Wei in Europe. A Study of Eurasian Economic Thought, Working Paper No. 12/05
(Department of Economic History London School of Economics, March 2005)
What I would like to know more is how Adam Smith was influenced by Quesnay. Both supported free trade, but smith was into machines and Quesnay into agriculture. Quesnay’s Chinese inspired natural order of things, inspired free market, or Laissez Faire, which in turn influenced Smith?