Making Capitalism in China: The Taiwan Connection

Making Capitalism in China: The Taiwan Connection

by You-Tien Hsing
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195103246

ISBN-13: 9780195103243

Pub. Date: 04/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Even as relations between Taiwan and the People's Republic of China continue to be strained, investment by Taiwanese businesses in China is growing every year. Between 1978 and 1994, Taiwan businesses invested $10 billion in China, 10% of the total foreign investment during that period. This study describes the magnitude and importance of this investment. Hsing

Overview

Even as relations between Taiwan and the People's Republic of China continue to be strained, investment by Taiwanese businesses in China is growing every year. Between 1978 and 1994, Taiwan businesses invested $10 billion in China, 10% of the total foreign investment during that period. This study describes the magnitude and importance of this investment. Hsing demonstrates the role of a shared cultural heritage and language and the role of Chinese local government in building networks of firms in the two countries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195103243
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1480L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Maps
xi
Coastal Provinces of China
xi(1)
Guangdong Province
xii(2)
Fujian Province
xiv
Introduction: Ganbei to Networks 3(8)
The Gold Treasure Restaurant, Meijie, Southern China 4(2)
From Multinational Corporations to Transnational Networks 6(2)
Chinese Capitalism?--Ethnicity-Based Transnational Networks of Entrepreneurs 8(3)
1. Taiwan, Southern China, and the New East Asian Economy
11(29)
Transnational Investors from East Asia
11(4)
Taiwan and China's New Partnership
15(6)
Southern China and the World Market
21(19)
2. Networked Investors from Taiwan
40(38)
The Trade of Styles
40(4)
Taiwanese Fashion Shoemakers in the World Market
44(8)
Networks of Creative Imitation
52(8)
The Work of the Network: Trading Companies
60(7)
Networks Move to China
67(4)
Social Networks
71(7)
3. Chinese Workers and Taiwanese Competitiveness
78(14)
Taiwanese Investment Strategies
78(5)
Labor Exploitation
83(9)
4. Culture and Labor Discipline
92(16)
Managing Shoe Manufacturing
92(7)
Factory Daughters and Capitalist Soldiers
99(5)
Regionalism and Shopfloor Politics
104(4)
5. Autonomy in Local China
108(20)
Cooking and Eating in Separate Kitchens
109(9)
Bureaucratic Entrepreneurs
118(10)
6. Reform Coalitions and Blood Connections
128(16)
Transnational Business Partnership in Local China
129(3)
Gift Exchange and Guanxi Building
132(12)
7. Global Networks and Local Development
144(17)
Networks of State-Based Powers
146(1)
China and Transnational Networks of Chinese Entrepreneurs
147(8)
Foreign Investment and Local Development
155(6)
Appendixes 161(22)
A Notes on Methodology 161(4)
B List of Interviews 165(10)
C Production Processes and Division of Labor in the Footwear Industry 175(4)
D Labor Contracts in Two Taiwanese Shoe Factories 179(4)
Notes 183(32)
Bibliography 215(28)
Works in Chinese 215(7)
Works in English 222(21)
Index 243

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