The Origins of International Banking in Asia: The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Hardcover | October 27, 2012

EditorShizuya Nishimura, Toshio Suzuki, Ranald C. Michie

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Without a means of crediting and debiting accounts worldwide and the non-physical transfer of funds, the rapid global economic integration of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries would have been impossible. It is the globalization of the banking system, much of which, particularlyin Asia, had its roots in the nineteenth century, that helped facilitate increased human mobility, the exchange of commodities and manufactures, and the simplified transfer of funds. This volume examines the origins, growth, and business practices of European banks in Asia, and the development of Asian (notably Japanese and Hong Kong) banks, and their operations on an international stage, and in doing so, provides important new detail and analysis of economic globalization. Itdraws on the archival documentation of main British, French, and Japanese banks involved and provides analysis from a range of historical viewpoints, including global banking strategy, monetary regimes, financial markets, international trade, labour immigration, and the development of communicationtools.

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Without a means of crediting and debiting accounts worldwide and the non-physical transfer of funds, the rapid global economic integration of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries would have been impossible. It is the globalization of the banking system, much of which, particularlyin Asia, had its roots in the nineteenth ce...

Shizuya Nishimura is Professor Emeritus at Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan. He studied at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Tokyo, and gained his PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has also been a Visiting Fellow in the Clare Hall College, University of Cambridge. His books include...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.85 inPublished:October 27, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199646325

ISBN - 13:9780199646326

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1. Ranald Michie: The City of London as a Centre for International Banking: The Asian Dimension in the 19th and 20th Centuries2. Shizuya Nishimura: British International Banks in Asia, 1870-1914: An Introductory Essay3. Toshio Suzuki: The Rise and Decline of the Oriental Bank Corporation, 1842-18844. Shizuya Nishimura: The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, 1870-19135. Hubert Bonin: French Banking in Hong Kong: From the 1860s to the 1950s6. Kazuhiko Yago: The Russo-Chinese Bank (1896-1910): an International Bank in Russia and Asia7. Makoto Kasuya: The Overseas Expansion of Japanese Banks, 1880-20068. Takeshi Nishimura: The Activities of the Yokohama Specie Bank in the Foreign Trade Financing Operations for Raw Cotton before the First World War9. Makoto Kasuya: The Activities of Japanese Banks in Interwar Financial Centres: The Cases of the Yokohama Specie Bank's Offices in London and New York10. Simon Mollan: International Correspondent Networks: Asian and British banks in the Twentieth Century