Chinese Traders in a Philippine Town: From Daily Competition to Urban Transformation

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Ateneo University Press, 2004 - Business & Economics - 264 pages
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Addresses two aspects of a provincial town in the Philippines. First, it examines the town's Chinese trade community, which follows commercial ends by means of competitive tactics. Second, it describes changes the town has experienced and how these have been a result of commercial strategies followed by substantial Chinese entrepreneurs.
 

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Contents

PARTI
17
Competition Real Estate and Store Location
46
Ventures
61
Marriage and Commerce
77
Adopted Kin and InLaws in Commerce
98
Commercial Transformation and Political Participation
119
Commerce Politics and Competition
150
Public Office and Accusations
163
The Elections
180
Epilogue
201
List of Dagupan Enterprises
222
References
246
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Norbert Dannhaeuser is Professor of Anthropology at Texas A&M University.

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