Smokeless Sugar: The Death of a Provincial Bureaucrat and the Construction of China's National Economy

Smokeless Sugar: The Death of a Provincial Bureaucrat and the Construction of China's National Economy

by Emily M. Hill

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ISBN-13: 9780774816540
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Publication date: 12/16/2011
Series: Contemporary Chinese Studies Series
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 1 The Formation of Agricultural Expertise: Feng Rui's Education and Early Career 2 Public Service in Guangdong, 1931-36: Economic Nationalism and Provincial Planning 3 Rice and Revenue: Guangdong's "Benefit Agriculture" Import Taxes 4 White Sugar: Global Business and Provincial Enterprises 5 Bitter Experiences with Sugarcane 6 Brokers, Smugglers, and the Official Sugar Monopoly, 1934-36 7 National Reunification and the Punishment of Feng Rui 8 Provincial Sugar Industry Programs, 1945-58 Conclusion: Shaping China's Economic Nation on the Eve of War Notes Bibliography Index

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Parks M. Coble

This is a very impressive work .. It uses the career and execution of Feng Rui as a way of analyzing several key themes in modern Chinese history - regional and national politics in the 1930s, the role of the state in fostering industrialization, international trading issues and development, and the problems associated with transforming agriculture in China. Hill's scholarship is excellent; she has thoroughly combed the Chinese sources.

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"This is a very impressive work .. It uses the career and execution of Feng Rui as a way of analyzing several key themes in modern Chinese history - regional and national politics in the 1930s, the role of the state in fostering industrialization, international trading issues and development, and the problems associated with transforming agriculture in China. Hill's scholarship is excellent; she has thoroughly combed the Chinese sources."—Parks M. Coble, author of Chinese Capitalists in Japan's New Order: The Occupied Lower Yangzi, 1937-1945

"A well—reasoned and documented exoneration of the unjustly executed agricultural reformer Feng Rui. Hill’s book is the first detailed English—language account of a remarkable program of state economic planning in Guangdong during the 1930s, which laid the foundations for the Communist government’s economic restructuring of the region in the 1950s."—Robert Y. Eng, author of Economic Imperialism in China: Silk Production and Exports, 1861—1932

Robert Y. Eng

A well—reasoned and documented exoneration of the unjustly executed agricultural reformer Feng Rui. Hill’s book is the first detailed English—language account of a remarkable program of state economic planning in Guangdong during the 1930s, which laid the foundations for the Communist government’s economic restructuring of the region in the 1950s.

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