309 words of Bergere, turn to accommodate the long-sublimated tradition of the "other China": "working-class, intellectual, and internationalistic". Shanghai is a gu dao (lonely island) no more. University of Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 D. W. Y. KWOK BOOK REVIEWS Michael R. Godley, The Mandarin-capitalists from Nanyang: Overseas Chinese Enterprise in the Modernization of China, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981, 222 pages. $ 39.50. For the most part, Michael R. Godley, The Mandarin-capitalists from Nanyang: Overseas Chinese Enterprise in the Modernization of China, 1893-1911, is easily readable and well written. It focuses on the extent to which overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia helped change and modernize China's economic structure during the closing years of the Ch'ing. Godley concludes their contribution was significant and provided much of the base upon which later attempts at industrialization and commercial development were founded. He further shows that from the 1890's on, the Ch'ing government actively solicited overseas Chinese wealth and expertise for its modernization program. Most of the larger enterprises in China undertaken by overseas Chinese were encouraged by the dynasty, and the entrepreneurs were often rewarded with title, monopoly rights, and the like. Before developing his thesis, Godley has to set the
Journal of Asian and African Studies (in 2002 continued as African and Asian Studies) – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1983
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