by Man Bun Kwan, The Salt Merchants Of Tianjin Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Salt Merchants Of Tianjin books, For nearly 400 years the Changlu salt merchants played a leading role in the urbanization and social change of the city of Tianjin. This work studies the social role of the salt merchants and reveals how they helped stabilize the city and assumed many civic responsibilities.
by Wing-kin Puk, The Rise And Fall Of A Public Debt Market In 16th Century China Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Rise And Fall Of A Public Debt Market In 16th Century China books, In The Rise and Fall of a Public Debt Market in 16th-Century China, Wing-kin Puk explains the fate of Capitalism in late imperial China through the strange journey of a piece of paper: the Ming salt certificate.
by Brett Sheehan, Trust In Troubled Times Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Trust In Troubled Times books, This timely book traces the development of banking and paper money in republican Tianjin in order to explore the creation of social trust in financial institutions. Framing the study around Bian Baimei, a conscientious branch manager of the Bank of China, Brett Sheehan analyzes the actions of bankers, officials, and local elites as they tried to overcome political and financial crises and instill trust in the banking system. After early failures in promoting trust, government authority as a regulator of the financial system gradually increased, peaking in 1935, when the state unified the money supply for the first time in several hundred years. Concurrently, when local elites proved unable to develop successful strategies to make people trust the system, their influence declined. The need for trust in increasingly complex financial arrangements redefined state-society relations, simultaneously enhancing state power and creating new constraints on the actions of both elites and governments. Trust in Troubled Times is a valuable new perspective on the economic, social, and political history of modern China.
by Gail Hershatter, The Workers Of Tianjin 1900 1949 Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Workers Of Tianjin 1900 1949 books, This is the story of the workers of Tianjin (Tientsin) and how, in the first half of the 20th century, they helped shape Tianjin's identity as the major industrial centre of North China. This text should be of interest to students of the period covered, and also to those students of Communist China who wish to understand the antecedents of China's current urban society and trace the roots of powerful continuities. The book offers a wealth of detail on material life, forms of entertainment, local festivals and individual rites of passage and makes use of studies of the local economy carried out by contemporaries and in the People's Republic. The Workers of Tianjin is a contribution to both Chinese labour history and urban history.
by Linda Grove, Commercial Networks In Modern Asia Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Commercial Networks In Modern Asia books, This volume brings together an international team of scholars who examine the development of commercial networks in Asia from the 18th century to the 20th century on a stage that stretches from Yokohama and Pusan to Istanbul. The studies, based on extensive archival research, focus on the trading firms and merchant groups that were the chief actors in the creation of the commercial networks that crisscrossed Asia, linking the various Asian economies to each other and to Europe and the Americas. While some of this work has been available in Japanese, Chinese and Dutch, this is the first time that such a broad range of essays has been made available to an English-speaking audience. The thirteen essays can be roughly divided into two groups. The first group includes essays that look at the development of large scale networks and plot the competition between competing indigenous and foreign merchant groups in the trade in such products as sugar and cotton yarn in China, cotton goods in Japan, silk in Iran, Japanese manufactures in Dutch Indonesia and rice and cotton in India. The second group of essays focuses on the activities of specific firms as a way to explore the development of trading networks. This group includes essays that look at the activities of Chinese and Japanese merchants in Korea, at the growth of a commercial empire built on the sale of patent drugs in Southeast Asia and at the activities of European trading firms in Asia. The book should appeal to a wide-range audience. Most directly concerned are economic historians
by Jonathan Fenby, The Penguin History Of Modern China Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Penguin History Of Modern China books, 'China's reemergence as a global economic powerhouse has compressed into a single generation an industrial and urban revolution on a scale the world has never seen. Its transformation looks to many foreigners, and to millions of newly prosperous Chinese, like a near-miraculous escape from the agonies of its recent history - late imperial, warlord-republican and Maoist. The great merit of Jonathan Fenby's vivid account of the years since 1850 is to underline how heavily that history still weighs on the present' Rosemary Righter, The Times
by Michael G. Chang, A Court On Horseback Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Court On Horseback books, Between 1751 and 1784, the Qianlong emperor embarked upon six southern tours--largely exercises in political theater--traveling from Beijing to Jiangnan and back. This study elucidates the tensions and negotiations characterizing the relationship between the imperial center and Jiangnan, which straddled the two key provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang.
by Timothy Brook, The Confusions Of Pleasure Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Confusions Of Pleasure books, The Ming dynasty was the last great Chinese dynasty before the Manchu conquest in 1644. During that time, China, not Europe, was the centre of the world. The author examines the changing landscape of life over the three centuries of Ming (1368-1644).