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‘Cartographic Consolation’: The Powers and the China Question, 1895–8

T. G. Otte

in The China Question: Great Power Rivalry and British Isolation, 1894-1905

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199211098
eISBN:
9780191705731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211098.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Asian History

After the 1894–5 war, China's financial weakness was a major source of regional instability. Above all, it fuelled international imperial rivalries. Rosebery and Kimberley, and, after 1895, Salisbury ... More


The Aesthetics of Democratic Politics: Labor, Violence, and Repetition

Hyun Ok Park

in The Capitalist Unconscious: From Korean Unification to Transnational Korea

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171922
eISBN:
9780231540513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171922.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 2 examines the co-temporality of political regimes, recognition of which leads to formulating the co-temporality of hitherto fragmented groups of labor including unionized domestic workers, ... More


Commerce and Finance

Maria Misra

in Business, Race, and Politics in British India, c. 1850–1960

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207115
eISBN:
9780191677502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207115.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter evaluates the managing agencies' performance in terms of commerce and finance. By the 1930s, the agencies found that their ... More


Capitalist Recovery in One Country, 1932–1936

Mark Metzler

in Lever of Empire: The International Gold Standard and the Crisis of Liberalism in Prewar Japan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244207
eISBN:
9780520931794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244207.003.0013
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter describes the reaction to the failure of economic liberalism that shaped the new policies of the 1930s. Japan's new economic course was charted by Takahashi Korekiyo, now a great elder ... More


Prologue: London, 1898

Mark Metzler

in Lever of Empire: The International Gold Standard and the Crisis of Liberalism in Prewar Japan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244207
eISBN:
9780520931794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244207.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The road that led to the crisis of 1931 began in the late 1890s, when Japan's Asian empire, gold standard, and foreign borrowing got underway simultaneously. These three historical processes were ... More


The Theory and Practice of Induced Depression

Mark Metzler

in Lever of Empire: The International Gold Standard and the Crisis of Liberalism in Prewar Japan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520244207
eISBN:
9780520931794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244207.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter notes that Inoue Junnosuke's policies were part of a worldwide stabilization movement in which Morgan and Company institutionally and Thomas W. Lamont personally played a leading role. ... More


Global Crises of Oasis Capitalism, 1847–64

Kwangmin Kim

in Borderland Capitalism: Turkestan Produce, Qing Silver, and the Birth of an Eastern Market

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804799232
eISBN:
9781503600423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799232.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

Through the career of Ahmad, a governor of Kashgar in 1850s, this chapter examines how Opium War (1839-1842) and the subsequent discontinuation of the silver transfer from China to the oasis created ... More


The Trading Environment

Paul A. Van Dyke

in Merchants of Canton and Macao: Politics and Strategies in Eighteenth-Century Chinese Trade

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888028917
eISBN:
9789882208650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028917.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter provides a summary of the environment in which the merchants of Canton and Macao operated. I summarizes the following: the day-to-day management of trade by four top Chinese officials; ... More


Epilogue: Echoes and Shadows

Hans van de Ven

in Breaking with the Past: The Maritime Customs Service and the Global Origins of Modernity in China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231137386
eISBN:
9780231510523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231137386.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter presents reflects on the historical significance of the Customs Service. The history of the Customs Service brings out the enormous importance of finance and banking, especially in the ... More


The Centrality of the Periphery: Developing the Provincial and Local State

Kyung Moon Hwang

in Rationalizing Korea: "The Rise of the Modern State, 1894-1945"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288317
eISBN:
9780520963276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288317.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

As chapter 1 did for the central state, chapter 2 analyzes the state’s institutional development in the provinces and localities, where the overwhelming majority of the population lived. It argues ... More


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