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The Making of the Modern Chinese State

Cement, Legal Personality and Industry

Authors: Ko, Humphrey

  • Discusses the general relationship between China, cement and corporations.
  • Offers a comparative study of the importance of legal personality in modern economic development.
  • Considers the involvement of key figures such as Yuan Shikai, Chiang Kai-shek and Sun Yat-sen.
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About this book

This text addresses the corporate causes of the collapse of the Qing Dynasty and the emergence of modern Republican China. Weaving together political, legal and business histories, it focuses on the key relationship between China, cement and corporations, and demonstrates how the particular circumstances of cement manufacturing in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century China serve to illuminate key aspects of Chinese political economy and illustrate the importance of legal frameworks in the emergence of industrial enterprises. Examining the centrality of legal personality in China’s historical story, seen from the angle of cement manufacturing corporations, it offers an alternative historical perspective on the making of the modern Chinese States and delves into the involvement of larger-than-life historical figures of modern China such as Yuan Shikai, Chiang Kai-shek and the revolutionary and the father of modern China, Sun Yat-sen, in the unfolding of these events.

About the authors

Humphrey Ko is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong and an Associate at the University of Oxford China Centre. With a DPhil in Modern Chinese History from University of Oxford, UK, he has lectured in Chinese studies at the Department of East Asian Studies of the University of Leeds, UK and taught Chinese history in the Institute for Chinese Studies at the University of Oxford.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: China, Cement and Corporations

    Ko, Humphrey

    Pages 1-20

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  • The Imperial System: Durable and Resilient

    Ko, Humphrey

    Pages 23-40

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  • New Corporate Powers: The Accelerator of Imperial Malfunction

    Ko, Humphrey

    Pages 45-65

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  • Yuan Shikai and His Cement Corporation: The Flight of State Power

    Ko, Humphrey

    Pages 67-93

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  • Sun Yat-sen and His Unincorporated Cement Works: Revolutionaries in Business

    Ko, Humphrey

    Pages 99-137

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-2660-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 96,29 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-2659-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 96,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-9677-8
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Making of the Modern Chinese State
Book Subtitle
Cement, Legal Personality and Industry
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-2660-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-2660-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-2659-1
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9677-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 258
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations
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