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

The Impact of the Pro-British Commercial Network in Shanghai


Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

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

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

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Eiichi Motono
      Pages 119-142
    3. Eiichi Motono
      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

  1. 1.School of Political Science and EconomicsWaseda UniversityJapan

About the authors

EIICHI MOTONO is Assistant Professor at the School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University, Japan. He formerly taught modern East Asian history and comparative history between late Imperial China, early modern North-Western Europe and Tokugawa Japan at Tokyo University of Fisheries. He studied modern Chinese history at the University of Tokyo and Chinese languages at the University of Hong Kong. After obtaining his MA degree in oriental history at the University of Tokyo, he continued his research work as a Swire Centenary Scholarship student at the University of Oxford. His research topic is modern Chinese socio-economic history, especially that of Shanghai.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Conflict and Cooperation in Sino-British Business, 1860–1911
  • Book Subtitle The Impact of the Pro-British Commercial Network in Shanghai
  • Authors E. Motono
  • Series Title St Antony’s Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-75427-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-41322-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4039-3280-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 234
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Asian History
    Business and Management, general
    Social History
    Modern History
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