Economic Success of Chinese Merchants in Southeast Asia

Identity, Ethnic Cooperation and Conflict

Authors: Landa, Janet Tai

  • Offers a unique, transdisciplinary theoretical perspective of Overseas Chinese merchants’ success
  • Presents empirical ethnographic data not available elsewhere in the literature
  • Will be especially relevant to scholars doing research on merchant networks in China
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This book provides an original analysis of the economic success of Overseas Chinese merchants in Southeast Asia: The ethnically homogeneous group of Chinese middlemen is an informal, low-cost organization for the provision of club goods, e.g. contract enforcement, that are essential to merchants’ success. The author’s theory - and various extensions, with emphasis on kinship and other trust relationships - draws on economics and the other social sciences, and beyond to evolutionary biology. Empirical material from her fieldwork forms the basis for developing her unique, integrative and transdisciplinary theoretical framework, with important policy implications for understanding ethnic conflict in multiethnic societies where minority groups dominate merchant roles.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Landa, Janet Tai

    Pages 3-41

  • Chinese Mutual Aid (PANG 帮) and Economic Organizations: General Background

    Landa, Janet Tai

    Pages 45-66

  • Marketing of Pontian Smallholders’ Rubber: Mutual Aid Arrangements Among Hokkien Dealers

    Landa, Janet Tai

    Pages 67-101

  • Coasean Foundations of a Unified Theory of Western and Chinese Contractual Practices and Economic Organizations

    Landa, Janet Tai

    Pages 105-120

  • A Theory of the Ethnically Homogeneous Middleman Group: An Institutional Alternative to Contract Law

    Landa, Janet Tai

    Pages 121-136

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  • ISBN 978-3-642-54018-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economic Success of Chinese Merchants in Southeast Asia
Book Subtitle
Identity, Ethnic Cooperation and Conflict
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-54019-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-54019-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-54018-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 371
Number of Illustrations and Tables
37 b/w illustrations
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