Back-Alley Banking: Private Entrepreneurs in China / Edition 1

Back-Alley Banking: Private Entrepreneurs in China / Edition 1

by Kellee S. Tsai
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801489172

ISBN-13: 9780801489174

Pub. Date: 02/15/2004

Publisher: Cornell University Press

Kellee S. Tsai draws on her unparalleled fieldwork in China's world of shadow finance to challenge conventional ideas about the political economy of development. Business owners in China, she shows, have mobilized local social and political resources in innovative ways despite the absence of state-directed credit or a well-defined system of private property rights.…  See more details below

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Kellee S. Tsai draws on her unparalleled fieldwork in China's world of shadow finance to challenge conventional ideas about the political economy of development. Business owners in China, she shows, have mobilized local social and political resources in innovative ways despite the absence of state-directed credit or a well-defined system of private property rights. Entrepreneurs and local officials have been able to draw on the uncertainty of formal political and economic institutions to enhance local prosperity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801489174
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
02/15/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of Abbreviations
Note on Conversion of Key Measures and Romanization
1The Power of Informal Institutions1
2The Political Economy of Informal Finance in China24
3Gendered Worlds of Finance in Fujian60
4Financial Innovation and Regulation in Wenzhou120
5Creative Capitalists in Henan166
6Curb Markets in Comparative Context215
7The Local Logics of Economic Possibility246
App. AResearch Methodology267
App. BList of Non-Survey Field Interviews, 1994-2001279
App. CList of Surveys, 1996-97286
App. DCoding for Business Types290
App. EComparative Summary of Rotating Savings and Credit Associations291
Sources Cited in Table 6.1 and Appendix E296
Glossary of Chinese Terms300
Index307

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