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The Modernization of the Chinese Salt Administration

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$65.00 • €48.00

ISBN 9780674729452

Publication Date: 01/01/1970

280 pages


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In his account of the modernization of the Chinese salt administration, S. A. M. Adshead analyzes the respective roles of Chinese and of foreigners as co-modernizers, noting the advantages and difficulties this cooperation involved. He explores the role of Sir Richard Dane, founder of the foreign gabelle and chief inspector of the salt administration from 1913 to 1918, but pays equal attention to Dane’s Chinese rivals and colleagues and in particular to the emergence of modern administrative concepts from traditional Chinese practice.

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