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Textile and Consumer Industries in the War Era

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520232686.003.0008
Textile and Consumer Industries in the War Era

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This chapter describes the experiences of the textile and consumer industries in China during the Sino-Japanese War. It suggests that while most firms were smaller than the Rong family business, they demonstrated some of the same patterns of the Rong experience. The chapter contends that the nature of Chinese business firms conditioned the response to war, and that most industrialists placed survival of the firm and the family ahead of abstract concepts of nationalism.

Keywords: textile industries; consumer industries; China; Sino-Japanese War; Rong family business; industrialists; nationalism; family

Chapter.  11176 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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