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Chemical and Match Industrialists

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/9780520232686.003.0009
Chemical and Match Industrialists

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This chapter examines the experiences of the chemical and match industrialists in China during the Sino-Japanese War. It describes the experiences of Fan Xudong, Wu Yunchu, and Liu Hongsheng, and compares their experiences with those of the textile manufacturers, flour millers, and department-store owners. The findings indicate that these three companies seem to fit the patriotic nationalist narrative, but a close reading of their wartime experiences reveals the same patterns of reaction we have seen in the textile and consumer industries.

Keywords: chemical industrialists; match industrialists; China; Sino-Japanese War; Fan Xudong; Wu Yunchu; Liu Hongsheng; patriotic nationalist narrative

Chapter.  11609 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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