Chinese Capitalists in Japan’s New Order: The Occupied Lower Yangzi, 1937-1945

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In this probing and original study, Parks M. Coble examines the devastating impact of Japan's invasion and occupation of the lower Yangzi on China's emerging modern business community. Arguing that the war gravely weakened Chinese capitalists, Coble demonstrates that in occupied areas the activities of businessmen were closer to collaboration than to heroic resistance. He shows how the war left an important imprint on the structure and culture of Chinese business enterprise by encouraging those traits that had allowed it to survive in uncertain and dangerous times.

Although historical memory emphasizes the entrepreneurs who followed the Nationalists armies to the interior, most Chinese businessmen remained in the lower Yangzi area. If they wished to retain any ownership of their enterprises, they were forced to collaborate with the Japanese and the Wang Jingwei regime in Nanjing. Characteristics of business in the decades prior to the war, including a preference for family firms and reluctance to become public corporations, distrust of government, opaqueness of business practices, and reliance of personal connections (guanxi) were critical to the survival of enterprises during the war and were reinforced by the war experience. Through consideration of the broader implications of the many responses to this complex era, Chinese Capitalists in Japan’s New Order makes a substantial contribution to larger discussions of the dynamics of World War II and of Chinese business culture.

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"This is an outstanding and important work. Coble makes a major contribution to the study of twentieth-century China and Chinese capitalism, and provides the most detailed analysis to date of occupied China during World War II--a topic still largely repressed today in Chinese historical memory."—William C. Kirby, author of State and Economy in Republican China: A Handbook for Scholars

"Coble has plunged into one of the most politically sensitive and under-researched periods of twentieth-century history, and he has emerged with portraits of numerous Chinese entrepreneurs and an original way of understanding them. His reinterpretation is thought-provoking because of its far-reaching implications for understanding how anyone--a Chinese, a capitalist, or anyone else--has come to grips with wartime challenges."—Sherman Cochran, author of Encountering Chinese Networks: Western, Japanese, and Chinese Corporations in China, 1880-1937

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Parks M. Coble is Professor of History at the University of Nebraska and author of Facing Japan: Chinese Politics and Japanese Imperialism, 1931-1937 (1992) and The Shanghai Capitalists and the Nationalist Government, 1927-1937 (1986).

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