The Shanghai Capitalists and the Nationalist Government, 1927-1937

The Shanghai Capitalists and the Nationalist Government, 1927-1937

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A common generalization about the Nationalist Government in China during the 1927-1937 decade has been that Chiang Kai-shek's regime was closely allied with the capitalists in Shanghai. This book brings to light a different picture--that Nanking sought to control the capitalists politically, to prevent them from having a voice in the political structure, and to milk the wealth of the urban economy for government coffers. This study documents major political conflicts between the capitalists and the government and demonstrates that the regime gradually suppressed the main organizations of the capitalists and gained control of many of their financial and industrial enterprises. This is the first systematic examination of the political role of the Shanghai capitalists during the Nanking decade. A number of related issues--the operation of the government bond market, the role of the Shanghai underworld and its ties to Chiang Kai-shek, the personalities and policies of key government officials such as TV. Soong and H.H. Kung, the Japanese attempt to control the economic policies of the Nanking government, and the growth of qbureaucratic capitalismq--are brought into focus.Stanford, Stanford University Press, 1961. Jones, F. C. ... aquot;Finance in Ningpo: The a#39;Cha#39;ien Chuang, a#39; 1750- 1880, aquot; in Economic Organization in Chinese Society, edited by William E. Willmott. ... PhD dissertation, Harvard University, 1968. Ka#39;ung anbsp;...

Title:The Shanghai Capitalists and the Nationalist Government, 1927-1937
Author:Parks M. Coble
Publisher:Harvard Univ Asia Center - 1986


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