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China in Global Finance

Domestic Financial Repression and International Financial Power


  • Explains how China’s political system influences the country’s rise in global finance

  • Places the development of China’s financial system in a comparative perspective

  • Draws on numerous Chinese-language sources and interviews with Chinese experts


Part of the Global Power Shift book series (GLOBAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Sandra Heep
    Pages 1-6
  3. Sandra Heep
    Pages 135-138
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 139-157

About this book


Against the backdrop of China’s increasingly influential role in the international financial architecture, this book seeks to characterize and evaluate China’s financial power potential. It does so by analyzing the relationship between domestic financial repression and international financial power in the context of the political economy of the developmental state. On the basis of a novel theoretical framework for the analysis of the financial power potential of developmental states, the book provides an in-depth analysis of China’s approach to currency internationalization, its creditor status and its policies towards the Bretton Woods institutions while contrasting the country’s present role in global finance with the position of the Japanese developmental state in the 1980s and 1990s.


Developmental States Financial Power Financial Repression International Financial System

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Freiburg University Institute of Chinese StudiesFreiburgGermany

About the authors

Sandra Heep is a lecturer at the Institute of Chinese Studies at Freiburg University. Her research focuses on the political economy of Chinese economic reforms and China’s role in global finance.

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