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Chinese-British commercial conflicts in Shanghai and the collapse of the merchant-control system in late Qing China, 1860-1906

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During the 1860s, Chinese merchants reestablished their commercial organizations which are recorded as Guilds (hanghui) in the sources compiled under the guidance of the Qing local government officials. From the decade until the end of the 1880s, English sources emphasized the solidarity of the commercial organizations of Chinese merchants and their superiority to the British mercantile community in the commercial conflicts in which they were engaged.

However, from the 1890s, Engli...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Oriental Studies
Publication date:
1994
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602327045
URN:
uuid:27ae2da8-a15b-40e1-a0b2-bc33fc8ecbaa
Local pid:
td:602327045

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