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Shanghai's Bund and Beyond: British Banks, Banknote Issuance, and Monetary Policy in China, 1842-1937

Niv Horesh

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300143560
eISBN:
9780300143621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300143560.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

As China emerges as a global powerhouse, this book examines its economic past and the shaping of its financial institutions. A comparative study of foreign banking in prewar China, it surveys the ... More


A new “great game”: The geopolitics of change

Richard Cockett

in Blood, Dreams and Gold: The Changing Face of Burma

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300204513
eISBN:
9780300215984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204513.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the international context surrounding Burma's reforms. Two countries in particular have played an outsize role in Burma's evolution over the last couple of decades: China and ... More


The Rule of Law and China

Francis Fukuyama

in The American Illness: Essays on the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300175219
eISBN:
9780300195071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300175219.003.0022
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the difference in the rule of law between the West and China. It focuses on the China model, which has been remarkably successful in promoting economic growth and managing the ... More


A Global Perspective

Jeremy Black

in The Power of Knowledge: How Information and Technology Made the Modern World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300167955
eISBN:
9780300198546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300167955.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter briefly discusses the empires that succumbed to Western expansion in the early modern period, including China and Central America. In order to strengthen their system, Mongols developed ... More


The Comintern and the Chinese Communist Party: Divergent Priorities

Fridrikh I. Firsov, Harvey Klehr, and John Earl Haynes

in Secret Cables of the Comintern, 1933-1943

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300198225
eISBN:
9780300209600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198225.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines ciphered correspondence between the Comintern and the Communist Party of China (CPCh) in the 1930s and 1940s. It discusses the creation of an anti-Japanese National Front in ... More


The China Trajectory

Jay Winter and Michael Teitelbaum

in The Global Spread of Fertility Decline: Population, Fear, and Uncertainty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300139068
eISBN:
9780300195323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300139068.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores the political dimension of the modern demographic history of China, which is one of its essential characteristics. Modernization theory has little purchase here, since it ... More


Japan: Family Structure, Abortion, and Fertility since 1945

Jay Winter and Michael Teitelbaum

in The Global Spread of Fertility Decline: Population, Fear, and Uncertainty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300139068
eISBN:
9780300195323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300139068.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter shows that, despite Japan's fertility rates being close to those of China, the postwar history of fertility decline in these two countries was remarkably different. Japan industrialized ... More


Catherinian Chinoiserie

David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye

in Russian Orientalism: Asia in the Russian Mind from Peter the Great to the Emigration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110630
eISBN:
9780300162899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110630.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

During the reign of Peter and his heirs, Russia had not shared much of Europe's eighteenth-century fascination with the Orient. Things would change when Catherine the Great seized the throne in a ... More


Recognizing Democracy’s Disorientation

John Dunn

in Breaking Democracy’s Spell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300179910
eISBN:
9780300206562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179910.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter compares America and China in terms of their perspectives about democracy and politics. It first considers how China has struggled to let go of dynastic monarchy as a form of government, ... More


Beyond Rain

William M. Alley and Rosemarie Alley

in High and Dry: Meeting the Challenges of the World's Growing Dependence on Groundwater

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300220384
eISBN:
9780300227550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220384.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

The chapter begins with looking at ways humans have dealt with drought—praying for rain, hiring a rainmaker, or hoping for the best. After World War II, the widespread availability of rural ... More


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