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The Resource The salt merchants of Tianjin : state-making and civil society in late Imperial China, Kwan Man Bun

The salt merchants of Tianjin : state-making and civil society in late Imperial China, Kwan Man Bun

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The salt merchants of Tianjin : state-making and civil society in late Imperial China
Title
The salt merchants of Tianjin
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state-making and civil society in late Imperial China
Statement of responsibility
Kwan Man Bun
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this the first detailed study in English of the mercantile activities and social role of Tianjin's salt merchants, Kwan Man Bun reveals how they helped stabilize the city and assumed many civic responsibilities, providing relief, charities, and other services to their fellow citizenry. Although these developments resemble the emergence of an idealized "public sphere" as in Europe, Kwan makes clear that Tianjin's social changes were not grounded on "rational discourse" but rather drew their strength and continuity from merchant networks based on exclusivity, wealth, education, and kinship
  • Modernity, moreover, was not kind to this local articulation of Chinese "civil society." While the city endured the ravages of civil war and foreign invasions in the late Qing, both officials and intellectuals advocated the reassertion of state authority to re-create a strong and corporatist state capable of revitalizing the country. The forced bankruptcy of several leading salt merchants and the re-nationalization of their monopolies in 1911 signaled a fundamental shift in state-society relations, abrogating in the process centuries of "useful compromises" that had once integrated the two."--Jacket
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
The salt merchants of Tianjin : state-making and civil society in late Imperial China, Kwan Man Bun
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The salt merchants of Tianjin : state-making and civil society in late Imperial China, Kwan Man Bun
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt6wqndv
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-227) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The City
  • The Gabelle and Business
  • The Household and the Law
  • Merchant Culture
  • Social Services
  • Changing Times
  • Shifting Politics
  • The Crash
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1 online resource (viii, 239 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780824865009
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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Specific material designation
remote

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