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China During the Great Depression Market, State, and the World Economy, 1929-1937

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ISBN-10: 0674036174

ISBN-13: 9780674036178

Edition: 2008

Authors: Tomoko Shiroyama

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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Harvard University, Asia Center
Publication date: 10/30/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 350
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Nigel Hamilton is the author of prize-winning biographies of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery and of John F. Kennedy. He is currently a Senior Fellow of the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.Tomoko Shiroyama is Associate Professor of Economic History in the Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University.

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Abbreviations
Introduction
China on the Silver Standard: Influences of the International Monetary System
Mass Expectations and the Financial Crisis
Market and State and the Monetary System
Linkages Between China and the World Economy: The Two Crises and Beyond
The Organization of the Book
The Years of Inflation And Laissez-Faire: Economic Trends Prior to 1931
The Silver Standard: China in the International Monetary System
China's Silver Standard
Silver as a Currency or a Commodity
Banks as Silver Traders: Parity and the Market Exchange Rate
The Price of Silver and Its Impact on China's Money Supply
Conclusion
The Coming of Industrialization: The Textile Industry in the Lower Yangzi Delta
The Cotton-Spinning Industry
The Silk-Reeling Industry
Conclusion
Companies in Debt: The Capital Accumulation Problem
Capital Accumulation: The Initial Problem for Entrepreneurs
Searching for Loans and the Terms of Contracts
Debt and the Management of Companies
Conclusion
The Depression Years, 1931-1937: The Transformation of Economics And Politics
The Agrarian Depression
The Decline in Agricultural Prices
The Terms of Trade for Rural Areas
The Fall of Rural Financial Institutions
The Collapse of Rural Villages: An Urban Problem
Conclusion
Businesses in a Slump
The Silk-Reeling Industry
The Cotton-Spinning Industry
Conclusion
The Shanghai Financial Crisis, 1934-1935
The Illusion of Urban Prosperity: From October 1929 to August 1931
Bank's Delayed Liquidation: From September 1931 to June 1934
The Shanghai Financial Crisis: From June 1934 to November 1935
Conclusion
Coping with the Crisis: The Currency Reform of November 1935
The Diplomatic Background to Currency Reform
The Currency Reform of November 4, 1935
Recovery from the Great Depression
Conclusion
Reaches and Limitations: Economic Policies and the Nationalist Government Reconsidered
The Recovery of the Silk-Reeling Industry
The Recovery of the Cotton-Spinning Industry
The Rehabilitation of Rural Finance
Conclusion
Conclusion
The Silver Standard and Chinese Industrialization
The Political Economy of the Monetary System
The Chinese State and the World Economy
Appendix: Estimates of China's International Balance of Payments
Reference Matter
Notes
Bibliography
Character List
Index