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Harvard East Asian Monographs 294

China during the Great Depression

Market, State, and the World Economy, 1929–1937

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$27.95 • £22.95 • €25.00

ISBN 9780674036178

Publication Date: 10/30/2009


350 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

19 line illustrations

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  • Introduction
  • Part I: The Years of Inflation and Laissez-Faire: Economic Trends prior to 1931
    • 1. The Silver Standard: China in the International Monetary System
    • 2. The Coming of Industrialization: The Textile Industry in the Lower Yangzi Delta
    • 3. Companies in Debt: The Capital Accumulation Problem
  • Part II: The Depression Years, 1931–1937: The Transformation of Economics and Politics
    • 4. The Agrarian Depression
    • 5. Businesses in a Slump
    • 6. The Shanghai Financial Crisis, 1934–1935
    • 7. Coping with the Crisis: The Currency Reform of November 1935
    • 8. Reaches and Limitations: Economic Policies and the Nationalist Government Reconsidered
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix: Estimates of China’s International Balance of Payments
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Character List
  • Index

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