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The Evolution of Agricultural Credit during China’s Republican Era, 1912–1949

Authors: Fu, Hong, Turvey, Calum

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  • Provides new insights into the economics of agricultural credit in peasant economies
  • Explores the evolution of agricultural credit in China through a historical perspective 
  • Features data from primary sources from the Republican era in China
  • Analyzes developments in agricultural credit and rural credit cooperatives
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In the modern era, China’s rural credit landscape is transforming at a dizzying rate, but, in terms of financial development, these changes represent a second attempt in the past 100 years to reform China’s credit institutions and provide credit access to farmers. The first period was during the Republican era, between 1912 and 1949, which saw the first attempts at formalizing rural credit with the Industrial and Agricultural Banks. This book uses primary data and papers to present a full picture of the difficult conditions China faced during the Republican era in order to explain the myriad reforms to the country's rural credit system. Fu and Turvey build a narrative around these developments based on the foundation of thousands of years of dynastic rule in order to explore the specific impacts of drought, floods, famine, communist insurgencies, Japanese expansionism, and more on credit access, supply and demand. They consider powerful personalities—such as J.B. Taylor, John Lossing Buck, Paul Hsu and Timothy Richards—and influential institutions—from Nanking and Nankai Universities to the China International Famine Relief Commission—that sought ways to end the cycle that trapped the vast majority of Chinese farmers in poverty. This rich, wide-ranging, and stimulating work will appeal both to readers focused on present day China and those who want to understand China’s rural economy and credit policies in a historical context. 

About the authors

Hong Fu is Associate Professor at Shandong University of Finance and Economics, China. Her research interests include economic history, rural finance and crop insurance. 
Calum G. Turvey holds the W.I. Myers Professorship of Agricultural Finance in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, USA. 

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-76801-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-76800-7
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-08292-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Evolution of Agricultural Credit during China’s Republican Era, 1912–1949
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76801-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76801-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76800-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08292-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 419
Number of Illustrations
38 b/w illustrations
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