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Open Doors : Vilhelm Meyer and the Establishment of General Electric in China.

Author: Christopher Bo Bramsen
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On one level, this is an intriguing account of expat life in Shanghai's International settlement in the early 20th century. On another level is charted the introduction and growth of new western technologies and companies in China. And the backdrop to these stories is early 20th century China itself: the hopes, fears, turmoil and grandeur of the age.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bramsen, Christopher Bo.
Open Doors : Vilhelm Meyer and the Establishment of General Electric in China.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Named Person: Velhelm Meyer
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Bo Bramsen
ISBN: 9781136847677 1136847677
OCLC Number: 862613685
Description: 1 online resource (335 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title page; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Preface; Acknowledgements; Transcription of Chinese Characters; 1. A Wedding in Shanghai, 1909; 2. The Early Years, 1878-1902; 3. The Call of Shanghai, 1899-1902; 4. Setting a Course for Shanghai, 1902; 5. Young Man in China, 1902-1904; 6. Andersen, Meyer & Company, 1905-1906; 7. On His Own, 1907-1911; 8. From Empire to Republic, 1911-1914; 9. The New York Corporation, 1915; 10. War and Peace, 1916-1919; 11. Expansion, 1920-1921; 12. Years of Crisis, 1921-1923; 13. A New Corporation in Delaware, 1923-1926; 14. Troubled Times, 1926-1929. 15. A Royal Visit, 193016. The Pinnacle of Success, 1930-1931; 17. A Worldwide Enterprise, 1931; 18. Clouds on the Horizon, 1932-1933; 19. The Final Years, 1934-1935; 20. Epilogue; Appendix: The Meyer and Bramsen Families; Source Material; Picture credits; Index.

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On one level, this is an intriguing account of expat life in Shanghai's International settlement in the early 20th century. On another level is charted the introduction and growth of new western technologies and companies in China. And the backdrop to these stories is early 20th century China itself: the hopes, fears, turmoil and grandeur of the age.

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