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China S War On Smuggling

Author : Philip Thai
ISBN : 9780231546362
Genre : History
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Smuggling along the Chinese coast has been a thorn in the side of many regimes. From opium and weapons concealed aboard foreign steamships in the Qing dynasty to nylon stockings and wristwatches trafficked in the People’s Republic, contests between state and smuggler have exerted a surprising but crucial influence on the political economy of modern China. Seeking to consolidate domestic authority and confront foreign challenges, states introduced tighter regulations, higher taxes, and harsher enforcement. These interventions sparked widespread defiance, triggering further coercive measures. Smuggling simultaneously threatened the state’s power while inviting repression that strengthened its authority. Philip Thai chronicles the vicissitudes of smuggling in modern China—its practice, suppression, and significance—to demonstrate the intimate link between illicit coastal trade and the amplification of state power. China’s War on Smuggling shows that the fight against smuggling was not a simple law enforcement problem but rather an impetus to centralize authority and expand economic controls. The smuggling epidemic gave Chinese states pretext to define legal and illegal behavior, and the resulting constraints on consumption and movement remade everyday life for individuals, merchants, and communities. Drawing from varied sources such as legal cases, customs records, and popular press reports and including diverse perspectives from political leaders, frontline enforcers, organized traffickers, and petty runners, Thai uncovers how different regimes policed maritime trade and the unintended consequences their campaigns unleashed. China’s War on Smuggling traces how defiance and repression redefined state power, offering new insights into modern Chinese social, legal, and economic history.

Chinese Sojourners In Wartime Raj 1942 45

Author : Cao Yin
ISBN : 9780192870209
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This book is about how the activities of the Chinese sojourners in wartime India caused great concerns to the British colonial regime and the Chinese Nationalist government alike and how these sojourners responded to the surveillance, discipline, and check imposed by the governments.

Double Paradox

Author : Andrew Wedeman
ISBN : 9780801464744
Genre : Political Science
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According to conventional wisdom, rising corruption reduces economic growth. And yet, between 1978 and 2010, even as officials were looting state coffers, extorting bribes, raking in kickbacks, and scraping off rents at unprecedented rates, the Chinese economy grew at an average annual rate of 9 percent. In Double Paradox, Andrew Wedeman seeks to explain why the Chinese economy performed so well despite widespread corruption at almost kleptocratic levels. Wedeman finds that the Chinese economy was able to survive predatory corruption because corruption did not explode until after economic reforms had unleashed dynamic growth. To a considerable extent corruption was also a by-product of the transfer of undervalued assets from the state to the emerging private and corporate sectors and a scramble to capture the windfall profits created by their transfer. Perhaps most critically, an anticorruption campaign, however flawed, has proved sufficient to prevent corruption from spiraling out of control. Drawing on more than three decades of data from China-as well as examples of the interplay between corruption and growth in South Korea, Taiwan, Equatorial Guinea, and other nations in Africa and the Caribbean-Wedeman cautions that rapid growth requires not only ongoing and improved anticorruption efforts but also consolidated and strengthened property rights.

Japan S Imperial Underworlds

Author : David R. Ambaras
ISBN : 9781108470117
Genre : History
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Explores Sino-Japanese relations through encounters that took place between each country's people living at the margins of empire.

Railroads And The Transformation Of China

Author : Elisabeth Köll
ISBN : 9780674916425
Genre : History
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To convey modern China’s history and the forces driving its economic success, rail has no equal. From warlordism to Cultural Revolution, railroads suffered the country’s ills but persisted because they were exemplary institutions. Elisabeth Köll shows why they remain essential to the PRC’s technocratic economic model for China’s future.

The Routledge Handbook Of Smuggling

Author : Max Gallien
ISBN : 9781000508772
Genre : Law
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The Routledge Handbook of Smuggling offers a comprehensive survey of interdisciplinary research related to smuggling, reflecting on key themes, and charting current and future trends. Divided into six parts and spanning over 30 chapters, the volume covers themes such as mobility, borders, violent conflict, and state politics, as well as looks at the smuggling of specific goods – from rice and gasoline to wildlife, weapons, and cocaine. Chapters engage with some of the most contentious academic and policy debates of the twenty-first century, including the historical creation of borders, re-bordering, the criminalisation of migration, and the politics of selective toleration of smuggling. As it maps a field that contains unique methodological, ethical, and risk-related challenges, the book takes stock not only of the state of our shared knowledge, but also reflects on how this has been produced, pointing to blind spots and providing an informed vision of the future of the field. Bringing together established and emerging scholars from around the world, The Routledge Handbook of Smuggling is an indispensable resource for students and researchers of conflict studies, borderland studies, criminology, political science, global development, anthropology, sociology, and geography.

A Voice For China Demonstrating That The War With China Arises Out Of Our British National Opium Smuggling Second Edition Revised And Enlarged With Notes

Author : Horatio MONTAGU
ISBN : BL:A0023360984
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The Social Life Of Opium In China

Author : Zheng Yangwen
ISBN : 0521846080
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In a remarkable and broad-ranging narrative, Yangwen Zheng's book explores the history of opium consumption in China from 1483 to the late twentieth century. The story begins in the mid-Ming dynasty, when opium was sent as a gift by vassal states and used as an aphrodisiac in court. Over time, the Chinese people from different classes and regions began to use it for recreational purposes, so beginning a complex culture of opium consumption. The book traces this transformation over a period of five hundred years, asking who introduced opium to China, how it spread across all sections of society, embraced by rich and poor alike as a culture and an institution. The book, which is accompanied by a fascinating collection of illustrations, will appeal to students and scholars of history, anthropology, sociology, political science, economics, and all those with an interest in China.

China S Economy In 1998

Author : John Wong
ISBN : 9810239033
Genre : Business & Economics
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Prepared by the East Asian Institute, NUS, which promotes research on East Asian developments particularly the political, economic and social development of contemporary China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), this series of research reports is intended for policy makers and readers who want to keep abreast of the latest developments in China. Contains two articles, 'China and the Asian Financial Crisis: An Update' and 'China's Economy in 1998'

Smuggling State Building And Political Economy In Coastal China 1927 1949

Author : Philip Thai
ISBN : OCLC:853606037
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This study looks at Nationalist China's war on smuggling from 1927 to 1949 to explore the transformation of state authority and the larger socioeconomic impact of state-building. The recovery of tariff autonomy in the late 1920s empowered the Nationalist government to raise duties on foreign goods for the first time in nine decades. Higher tariffs and stricter controls on trade provided the new state critical revenues to meet an array of urgent domestic needs and foreign threats, but they also created a full-blown smuggling epidemic by making smuggling a very profitable enterprise. To meet this challenge to its authority, the state fought back with an extensive campaign to stamp out smuggling, created new definitions of legal trade, and asserted its prerogative to police borders. This study argues that the suppression of smuggling was more than a law enforcement issue: it was integral to broader state efforts to extract fiscal resources, broadcast central authority, and delineate new boundaries of legality. Merchants and other smugglers, meanwhile, did not passively accept growing state strictures but adopted a range of responses, from compliance to evasion, that helped shape the contours of an emerging legal regime. How the state asserted its prerogative to tax, regulate, and police trade--and how mercantile circles responded to this expansion of state power--are questions at the core this study. Using diverse sources such as customs records, legal cases, government correspondences, and popular press reports from ports along coastal China, this study chronicles both the campaign to fight smuggling from the top, as well as the range of reactions to official efforts from the bottom. In addition to issues in Chinese studies, I also engage with wider research in legal and economic history in examining the creation and enforcement of new legal categories as well as strategies merchants employed in response to changing business environments.

Policing Corruption

Author : Rick Sarre
ISBN : 0739108093
Genre : Political Science
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A revision of papers presented at the Ninth Annual Meeting of the International Police Executive Symposium (IPES) which was held in Szczytno, Poland in May, 2001.

Opium England S Coercive Opium Policy And Its Disastrous Results In China And India

Author : John Liggins
ISBN : MINN:31951001873514X
Genre : Opium abuse
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The Rise And Progress Of British Opium Smuggling

Author : R. Alexander
ISBN : UCAL:$B292091
Genre : Opium trade
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Maritime Challenges And Priorities In Asia

Author : Joshua Ho
ISBN : 9781136298202
Genre : Social Science
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Maritime issues are particularly important for Asian countries, where there is a high reliance on shipping routes for international trade, many difficult disputes over maritime boundaries, and the prospect of increasing tensions where maritime power might play a significant role. This book uses contributions by 17 experts to build a comprehensive survey of the maritime issues affecting Asia. It discusses the issues overall, goes on to examine the issues from the perspective of each of 14 key countries, and concludes by assessing the prospects for resolving common problems in order to preserve good order at sea.

Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : IND:30000126169014
Genre : Law
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The Pacific Basin Since 1945

Author : Roger C. Thompson
ISBN : 9781317875291
Genre : History
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The nations of the Pacific Basin - in East and Southeast Asia, Australasia, the Pacific islands and the Americas - make up the world's largest economic zone, and its most culturally diverse region. In recent years its Asian 'Tiger Economies' have suffered economic collapse and unfinished business from the Cold War has produced continuing conflict and instability. The new edition of this pioneering book traces the postwar inter-relationships of all the rim and island nations. It gives a unique impression of the make-up of the region, and the tensions within it. The book integrates a wide range of information from books and articles; from published and unpublished sources, including recently opened Russian and American archives; and from the first-hand experiences of participants, including those of the author, in Pacific Basin affairs. Vigorously written and strongly argued, no other account brings together all the threads of the development of international relations in this complex and fascinating region.

A Brief Modern Chinese History

Author : Haipeng Zhai, Jinyi Zhang
ISBN : 9783838214412
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This book is part of an initiative in cooperation with renowned Chinese publishers to make fundamental, formative, and influential Chinese thinkers available to a western readership, providing absorbing insights into Chinese reflections of late. Haipeng Zhang and Jinyi Zhai provide us with a history of China's struggle for national independence and prosperity, reflecting the “humiliation” in the “sinking” period and the “struggle” during the “rising” period. After the Japanese aggressions against China had caused more damage to China than all previous invasions, Chinese society not only avoided the continued "sinking", but also laid the foundation for China's modernization and the recent success story to the present day.

Telling Chinese History

Author : Frederic E. Wakeman
ISBN : 9780520256064
Genre : History
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"Frederic Wakeman's scholarship is impeccable and the breadth of learning in this book is astounding. I repeatedly found myself slowing down to savor the material. Many of the essays in this collection are no longer easily accessible, and placing them together in a single volume will be a great benefit to the next generation of students and scholars. "--Joseph W. Esherick, author of The Origins of the Boxer Uprising "This book brings together the best of Frederic Wakeman's articles, all of which are beautifully written and represent the remarkable breadth of Wakeman's research. The opportunity to read them together sheds new light on Chinese history and on the thought processes of one of the West's greatest historians."--Madeleine Zelin, Director of the East Asian National Resource Center at Columbia University

Geography Of Trafficking From Drug Smuggling To Modern Day Slavery

Author : Fred M. Shelley
ISBN : 9781440838231
Genre : Political Science
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This important reference work examines trafficking from a geographic perspective and investigates the driving forces behind it and the powers that are trying to curtail the problem. • Provides a comprehensive look at the geography of trafficking as a whole that highlights how different kinds of trafficking are often related • Supplies a much-needed reference book on a topic that is of perennial interest and often mentioned in media • Includes an appendix of primary documents that includes excerpts from anti-trafficking acts and policies, declarations, human rights campaigns, and other important sources, each with an introduction

The China And Eurasia Forum Quarterly

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