The Rong Family Industrial Enterprises and the War

Parks M. Coble

in Chinese Capitalists in Japan's New Order

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780520232686
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520928299 | DOI:
The Rong Family Industrial Enterprises and the War

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This chapter examines the experiences of the Rong family industrial enterprises in China during the Sino-Japanese War. The war destroyed more than 36 percent of their spindles, 60 percent of their looms, and 18 percent of their flour grinders, yet out of this rubble the Rongs survived, and even earned substantial profits. The chapter suggests that without the flexibility of the family structure, the Rongs might have been less able to survive the war.

Keywords: Rong family; industrial enterprises; China; Sino-Japanese War; family business; profits

Chapter.  10954 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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