Commerce and Capitalism in Chinese Societies

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Taylor & Francis, Oct 15, 2004 - Business & Economics - 322 pages
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This informative book discusses the effects of the rise of Chinese capitalism on both China itself, and on its neighbours. Incorporating empirical data collated from interviews in several Asian societies and from historical Chinese sources, this renowned author analyzes, discusses and applies an institutional approach derived from the writings of Max Weber to explore the various aspects of Chinese economic practice.

Consisting of sixteen articles that come together to provide historical, comparative and theoretically informed perspectives on the spread of Chinese capitalism, this collection emphasizes the difference between Western and Chinese forms of capitalism. Including sections on China's pre-industrial economy as well as the growth of modern Chinese capitalism, this collection will be a valuable resource for students of Asian and Chinese studies as well as those concerned with the economics of Chinese societies.

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About the author (2004)

Gary G. Hamilton is a Professor of Sociology at the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. He has published numerous books and articles, including most recently Cosmopolitan Capitalists: Hong Kong and the Chinese Diaspora at the end of the 20th Century, editor and contributor (University of Washington Press, 1999), The Economic Organization of East Asian Capitalism, with Marco Orru and Nicole Biggart (Sage 1997) and Asian Business Networks, editor (de Gruyter, 1996).

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