A brief history of chambers of commerce in China / author, Yu Heping ; translator Chen Mirong ; polisher, Alastair Robert Wilson.

Yu, Heping, author.
[London] : Paths International Ltd, [2013]
1 online resource (129 p.)
Economic history in China series.
Economic history in China series

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Shang hui shi hua. English
Trade associations -- China -- History.
Boards of trade -- China -- History.
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In 1904, China encouraged the business community to set up chambers of commerce in an effort to bridge the gulf between government officials and businessmen. They encouraged businesses to engage in industry and commerce, and to boost competitiveness with foreign capital investors. Over 45 years, spanning 1904 to 1949, Chinese chambers of commerce flourished and matured, and they played a key role in the structural and economic creation of modern China. This book documents the historical role of China's chambers of commerce. (Series: Economic History in China)
Cover; Contents; Introduction; 1 Emerging out of Trade Wars; 1.1 Flame of trade wars; 1.2 Herald of the chamber of commerce; 1.3 Birth of the first chamber of commerce; 1.4 Spreading throughout China; 2 The Chamber of Commerce-A New Business Organization; 2.1 Beyond tradition; 2.2 A big family for merchants; 2.3 A sound organizational system; 2.4 Specific responsibilities; 3 Rising in Prominence; 3.1 Leading boycotts of American goods; 3.2 Keeping financial order; 3.3 Holding the business laws conference; 3.4 Engaging in business diplomacy; 4 Entering the Political Arena
4.1 Intervening in constitutional movements4.2 Participating in parliamentary petitions; 4.3 Contributing to the Revolution of 1911; 5 Grand Coalition of National Chambers of Commerce; 5.1 Planning the Chinese Merchants' Federation; 5.2 Establishing the All-China Federation of Chambers of Commerce; 5.3 Struggling for legitimate status; 6 Gearing up for Industrial Revitalization; 6.1 Taking part in construction of economic legal system; 6.2 Developing business education; 6.3 Propagating the notion of saving China through industrial development; 6.4 Promoting home-made products
7 Claiming for Political Participation7.1 Fighting for parliamentary seats; 7.2 Blueprinting the Conference on National Affairs; 7.3 Attempting to build a merchants' government; 8 Reclaiming National Sovereignty; 8.1 Resisting the "Twenty-One Demands"; 8.2 Supporting the May Fourth Movement; 8.3 Saving rights at the Washington Naval Conference; 8.4 Joining in the tariff autonomy movement; 9 To the World; 9.1 Cooperating with American merchants; 9.2 Visiting America; 9.3 Joining the International Chamber of Commerce; 10 On the Decline; 10.1 Cooperating with Chiang Kai-shek briefly
10.2 Standing against abolition10.3 Reduced to a tool for the KMT government; References
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Mirong, Chen, translator.