A Chinese Economic Revolution: Rural Entrepreneurship in the by Linda Grove

By Linda Grove

This robust and meticulously researched examine explores the function of rural and entrepreneurship within the chinese language financial miracle. Linda Grove considers specially the improvement of the Gaoyang commercial district, China's best-known rural commercial district of the pre–World warfare II interval. by means of concentrating on one weaving district in North China, she is ready to discover intimately the ways that small commercial enterprises have accrued capital, prepared their businesses, constructed national advertising and marketing networks, and promoted manufacturers over the past century. slicing around the traditional divide among reviews of "history" and "contemporary financial system" and among pre- and post-1949 China, the writer persuasively exhibits the hyperlinks among conventional chinese language enterprise practices and modern entrepreneurial luck.

The first ebook in English to discover the area of small-scale company organisations in China, it introduces the actions of person marketers and companies and examines the constitution of commercial association that has supported the fast progress of person organizations. in response to numerous a long time of archival study, surveys, and fieldwork, A chinese language financial Revolution presents an in-depth exploration of chinese language rural undefined. Framed via the author's huge familiarity with rural commercial improvement in Japan, India, and Europe, the booklet additionally bargains very important comparative views for these drawn to international monetary historical past, postsocialist monetary functionality, and fiscal improvement strategies.

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