The Golden Age of the Chinese Bourgeoisie, 1911-1937

The Golden Age of the Chinese Bourgeoisie, 1911-1937

by Marie-Claire Bergere
     
 

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Favoured by the exceptional economic circumstances of the First World War and the immediate post-war years, Chinese entrepreneurs made their mark by modernising and establishing themselves as a business bourgeoisie. Focusing upon Shanghai, this study explores the astonishing growth of Western-style industry, commerce and banking during the Republic's first decade.

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Favoured by the exceptional economic circumstances of the First World War and the immediate post-war years, Chinese entrepreneurs made their mark by modernising and establishing themselves as a business bourgeoisie. Focusing upon Shanghai, this study explores the astonishing growth of Western-style industry, commerce and banking during the Republic's first decade. Marie-Claire Bergere analyses how the bourgeoisie gradually constituted itself as a specific and coherent social class, with its own ideology and type of political action, built upon family solidarities and regional links; and she examines the relations between this class and the State, the Revolution and the West.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521110716
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/07/2009
Series:
Studies in Modern Capitalism Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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