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Chinese Capitalists in Japan's New Order: The Occupied Lower Yangzi, 1937-1945

Parks Coble


This book examines the devastating impact of Japan's invasion and occupation of the lower Yangzi on China's emerging modern-business community. Arguing that the war gravely weakened Chinese capitalists, the author demonstrates that in occupied areas the activities of businessmen were closer to collaboration than to heroic resistance. He shows how the war left an important imprint on the structure and culture of Chinese business enterprise by encouraging those traits that had allowed it to survive in uncertain and dangerous times. Although historical memory emphasizes the entrepreneurs who foll ... More

Keywords: Chinese capitalists, Chinese collaboration, Nationalist army, Wang Jingwei, Nanjing, family firms, government distrust, personal connections, guanxi

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780520232686
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520232686.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Parks Coble, author