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The merchants of Zigong : industrial entrepreneurship in early modern China

Author: Madeleine Zelin
Publisher: New York : Columbia Univ. Press, 2005 [erschienen] 2006.
Series: Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Repr.]View all editions and formats
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At the periphery of the Chinese empire, a group of innovative entrepreneurs built companies that dominated the Chinese salt trade and created thousands of jobs in the Sichuan region. This book  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Madeleine Zelin
ISBN: 9780231135962 0231135963 9780231135979 0231135971
OCLC Number: 315523044
Awards: Winner of Allan Sharlin Memorial Award 2006
Winner of Book Prize in Humanities 2007
Winner of John K. Fairbank Prize 2016
Description: XXIV, 406 Seiten : Illustrationen, Karten.
Contents: Tables, Figures, Maps, and Illustrations Chinese Weights, Measures, and Money Preface 1. Salt Administration and Salt Technology 2. The Structure of Investment in Late Qing Furong 3. Fragmentation as a Business Strategy 4. Organization and Entrepreneurship in Qing Furong 5. The Growth of an Urban Workforce 6. Official Transport and Merchant Sales 7. Technological and Organizational Change, 1894-1930 8. The Changing of the Guard at the Furong Saltyard 9. Politics, Taxes, and Markets: The Fate of Zigong in the Early Twentieth Century 10. Zigong: Industrial City or Handicraft Enclave? Epilogue Notes Glossary of Selected Chinese Names and Terms Bibliography Index
Series Title: Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Responsibility: Madeleine Zelin.

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Focused on a group of late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century industrial entrepreneurs in an interior city removed from Western influences, Zelin's masterful study reshapes our understanding of Read more...

 
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