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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


The Rise and Fall of the Suffolk System

Howard Bodenhorn

in State Banking in Early America: A New Economic History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195147766
eISBN:
9780199832910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195147766.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The Suffolk Bank of Boston established a regional clearinghouse system known as the Suffolk system. Traditional interpretations of the system emphasize the benefits created by the system's clearing ... More


Free Banking: The Populist Revolt Takes Root in New York

Howard Bodenhorn

in State Banking in Early America: A New Economic History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195147766
eISBN:
9780199832910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195147766.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Modern interpretations of free banking argue that lightly regulated banking systems are either unstable and undesirable, or that free competition in banking generates the same favorable outcomes as ... More


The Establishment of the General Bank

Antoin E. Murphy

in John Law: Economic Theorist and Policy-maker

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286493
eISBN:
9780191596674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828649X.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Details the role of the General Bank and its note‐issuing capacity and the conversion of the General Bank into the Royal Bank.


The Measures of 21 May 1720

Antoin E. Murphy

in John Law: Economic Theorist and Policy-maker

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286493
eISBN:
9780191596674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828649X.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

The attempt to cool down the System through the reduction of the value of shares and banknotes produced a dramatic loss of confidence in the System, and Law was put under house arrest. The ... More


Requiem for the Banknote

Antoin E. Murphy

in John Law: Economic Theorist and Policy-maker

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286493
eISBN:
9780191596674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828649X.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

The growing collapse of the System was mirrored by the restoration of gold and silver along with the public burning of banknotes, the continued fall in the price of the Mississippi Company's shares, ... More


Greybacks

Keith Hart

in Paid: Tales of Dongles, Checks, and Other Money Stuff

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035750
eISBN:
9780262338332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035750.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Based on his first fieldwork in Ghana in the 1960s, the author recounts a story of being offered Confederate US banknotes for conversion, and uses this story to recount how he funded his initial ... More


Trends and Fluctuations before the Famine

Cormac Ó Gráda

in Ireland: A New Economic History 1780–1939

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205982
eISBN:
9780191676895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205982.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

Short-term fluctuations in the Irish economy before the Great Famine cannot be measured with precision, but the outlines may be gauged from a variety of contemporary data. For example, the ... More


Poetry & Money: A Speculation

Peter Robinson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622539
eISBN:
9781800341524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622539.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Poetry & Money: A Speculation is a study of relationships between poets, poetry, and money from Chaucer to contemporary times. It begins by showing how trust is essential to the creation of value in ... More


The Stabilisation of the Hong Kong Dollar: November–December 1983

John Greenwood

in Hong Kong's Link to the US Dollar: Origins and Evolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098909
eISBN:
9789882207004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098909.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter looks back on how the Hong Kong dollar was stabilised in October 1983. It presents a combination of theoretical discussion and historical narrative of the events between late September ... More


Conclusion

Donald Malcolm Reid

in Contesting Antiquity in Egypt: Archaeologies, Museums, and the Struggle for Identities from World War I to Nasser

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166891
eISBN:
9781617976759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166891.003.0012
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The conclusion summarizes the archaeological and museum themes covered from World War I to the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, using the symbolism on coins, stamps, and banknotes along with other media ... More


The Birth of Central Banking, 1955–1956

Vũ Quốc Thúc

in The Republic of Vietnam, 1955-1975: Vietnamese Perspectives on Nation Building

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501745126
eISBN:
9781501745140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501745126.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the experiences and challenges faced by the former governor of the National Bank of Vietnam. It also describes his experiences prior to the bank's establishment, as Vietnam ... More


British Banknote Issuance in China: Cross-Imperial Connections

Niv Horesh

in Chinese Money in Global Context: Historic Junctures Between 600 BCE and 2012

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804787192
eISBN:
9780804788540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787192.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The chapter offers a brief overview of British banking in prewar China before the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War in 1937. Focusing on the two leading British banks in Shanghai, it traces ... More


Issuing Financial Money of Ultimate Quality

Ulrich Bindseil

in Central Banking before 1800: A Rehabilitation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198849995
eISBN:
9780191884429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849995.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The essence of central banking is the issuance of central bank money—being itself defined as dominant financial money used at a large scale for payments and being of the highest possible credit and ... More


Reflections on Inflation

John Schulz

in The Financial Crisis of Abolition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300134193
eISBN:
9780300150490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300134193.003.0009
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter describes the pressure that arose from certain groups of planters to make available medium-term credit for agriculture. The two prime ministers in power after abolition, Joao Alfredo and ... More


The Setting: Marine Insurance and Bills of Exchange

Francesca Trivellato

in The Promise and Peril of Credit: What a Forgotten Legend about Jews and Finance Tells Us about the Making of European Commercial Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691178592
eISBN:
9780691185378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178592.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter examines the quotation claiming that Jews invented marine insurance and bills of exchange, which can be read from a compilation of maritime laws assembled with commentary by a provincial ... More


The Chartered Bank and Its Note Issue

Niv Horesh

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300143560
eISBN:
9780300143621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300143560.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter describes the history and banknote circulation patterns of the chartered banks. The Chartered Bank of India, Australia, and China (CBIAC) was established in the City of London in 1853 ... More


HSBC and Its Note Issue in Shanghai, 1866–1925

Niv Horesh

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300143560
eISBN:
9780300143621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300143560.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses the different aspects of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Cooperation (HSBC) and its note issue in Shanghai. Banknotes first issued by the HSBC in 1866 helped resuscitate ... More


HSBC and Its China Note Issue in the Late-Republican Era, 1925–1937

Niv Horesh

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300143560
eISBN:
9780300143621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300143560.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter describes the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Cooperation (HSBC) and its China note issue in the late Republican era, 1925–1937. The May Thirtieth Incident broke out in Shanghai in 1925, ... More


Conclusions

Niv Horesh

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300143560
eISBN:
9780300143621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300143560.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses the political, institutional, and technological threads emanating from the exposition of British banknote issuance in China. European overseas banks had been under no ... More


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