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Chinese Capitalists in Japan's New OrderThe Occupied Lower Yangzi, 1937-1945$
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Parks Coble

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780520232686

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520232686.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.xviii) (p.1) Introduction
Source:
Chinese Capitalists in Japan's New Order
Author(s):

Parks M. Coble

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520232686.003.0001

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the experiences of Chinese capitalists during the Japanese occupation of Lower Yangzi. The book details the wartime situation of Chinese entrepreneurs, discusses how they survived or failed to survive the war, and analyzes their relationships with the occupying forces. It suggests that the war wrought enormous damage on the physical plants of Chinese businesses, disrupted markets, devastated transportation, and reduced Chinese currency to worthless paper. The book argues that the war left a strong imprint on the organization and operation of Chinese business.

Keywords:   Chinese capitalists, Lower Yangzi, Japanese occupation, markets, transportation, Chinese currency

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