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The comprador in nineteenth century China: bridge between East and West.


Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1970.
ISBN 9780674155251, 0674155254

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Subjects Bemiddelaren.
Buitenlandse handel.
China -- Commerce -- History -- 19th century.
China.
Chine -- Relations économiques extérieures -- Europe -- 19e siècle.
Commerce Est-Ouest -- 19e siècle.
Commerce.
Compradores -- Chine.
Compradors -- China.
Compradors.
Europe -- Relations économiques extérieures -- Chine -- 19e siècle.
Series Harvard East Asian series ; 45.
Description ix, 315 pages facsimiles, plans 25 cm.
Copyright Date 1970.
Notes Originally presented as the author's thesis, Harvard.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-245).
Contents Introduction: The Comprador in Chinese Society -- The Western Merchant and His Chinese Comprador -- The Western Mercantile House -- Reliance on the Chinese Comprador -- Further Benefits of the Comprador -- The Rise and Fall of the Comprador -- Origins of the Comprador -- Rise of the Modern Comprador Outside China -- Decline and Fall, 1900-1943 -- Functions of the Comprador in the Foreign Firm -- House Steward -- Business Assistant -- Upcountry Purchaser -- The Chief Comprador Tong King-sing -- The Comprador as a Nouveau Riche -- Accumulating Wealth as a Comprador -- Accumulating Wealth as an Independent Merchant -- Total Income of the Comprador -- The Comprador and Modern China's Economic Development -- Foreign Economic Intrusion -- Modern China's Commercial Development -- The Comprador as Industrial Investor -- The Comprador as Industrial Manager -- The Comprador as Entrepreneur -- The Comprador System as a Socioeconomic Institution -- The Process of Becoming a Comprador -- Mechanism of the Institution -- Characteristics of the Institution -- Beyond a Purchaser: Noneconomic Activities of the Comprador -- Style of Life -- Sociopolitical Activities -- Intellectual Response to the West -- Conclusion: Significance of the Comprador as a Middleman between East and West.
Genre History.
Geographic Area China
Network Numbers (OCoLC)118145
(OCoLC)ocm00118145
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Hao, Yen-pʻing, 1934-
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