Conflict and Cooperation in Sino-British Business, 1860–1911

The Impact of the Pro-British Commercial Network in Shanghai

  • Eiichi Motono

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-13
  3. Problems in the Sino–British Commercial Relationship

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
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      Pages 17-34
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      Pages 35-54
  4. Sino–British Commercial Conflicts in Shanghai

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
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      Pages 57-91
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      Pages 92-116
  5. The End of the Chinese Merchant–Control System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
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      Pages 119-142
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      Pages 166-170
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 171-229

About this book


This is a study about the collapse of Chinese traditional commercial order in the late Qing period. It regards the process as an influence from the prevalence of pro-British Chinese commercial networks in the 1880s. Through the analysis of various Sino-British commercial conflicts after the Arrow war, this book reveals when and where such a commercial network was born and what impact it brought about on the Chinese society.


bibliography Chinese conflicts cooperation knowledge society trade tradition

Authors and affiliations

  • Eiichi Motono
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Political Science and EconomicsWaseda UniversityJapan

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