Crescent over Cathay is the first book to be written about the operations of ICI and its predecessors in China. Commissioned by ICI (China) Ltd., it is based on unrestricted access to the company's archives, on interviews, and on private papers. It includes many photographs which have not previously been published. As far as possible the story is told in the words of the participants. The operations in China began at the end of the nineteenth century and continued for just over half a century, a turbulent era when almost every year brought some kind of calamity to the vast country - revolution, counter-revolution, banditry, piracy, foreign invaders, civil war, famine, flood, and drought. Notwithstanding events such as these, ICI continued its activities in China until 1956 when the communist authorities expropriated the company's assets and evicted foreign business people. Today, ICI again has offices in Peking and Shanghai.
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0195840380