The Making Of The Modern Chinese State: Cement, Legal Personality And Industry by Humphrey KoThe Making Of The Modern Chinese State: Cement, Legal Personality And Industry by Humphrey Ko

The Making Of The Modern Chinese State: Cement, Legal Personality And Industry

byHumphrey Ko

Hardcover | December 20, 2016

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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.

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...
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Title:The Making Of The Modern Chinese State: Cement, Legal Personality And IndustryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:258 pagesPublished:December 20, 2016Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9811026599

ISBN - 13:9789811026591

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Table of Contents

Introduction: China, Cement and Corporations.- The Imperial System: Durable and Resilient.- New Corporate Powers: The Accelerator for Imperial Malfunction.- Yuan Shikai and his Cement Corporation: The Flight of State Power.- Sun Yat-sen and his Unincorporated Cement Works: Revolutionaries in Business.- The Pearl River Bridge: Recovering State Power.- Chiang Kai-shek and Corporations: A Holistic Strategy.- Conclusion: State Power, Corporations and the Cement Industry.