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Conclusion

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/9780520232686.003.0011
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This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the experiences of Chinese capitalists during the Sino-Japanese War, particularly during the Japanese occupation of lower Yangzi. The results indicate that the romanticized view of the heroic industrialist does not fit the actions of the vast majority of the key business leaders in the lower Yangzi area. However, most Chinese businessmen also do not fit the profile of the collaborator. Most of the capitalists attempted to use foreign registration as a cover to preserve control over properties in the occupied areas, which indicates a desire to prevent Japanese control.

Keywords: Chinese capitalists; Sino-Japanese War; Japanese occupation; lower Yangzi; heroic industrialists

Chapter.  4142 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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