Chinese Civil Society and Spontaneous Order: Native Tradition and Overseas Development

By Denggao Long and Wei Yi

Cloth • 200 pp • 169 × 239 mm • English
US$49.95 • C$66.95
ISBN: 9781487811112

From native to overseas, from traditional to modern, this book explores the historical development and characteristics of traditional Chinese markets and their micro-entities. It investigates the development and evolution of factor markets and civil order, business management, and non-government organizations under the background of Chinese culture in a heterogeneous environment.

The first part of “Native Tradition” comprehensively examines the land tenure system and its transmutation and function in the context of traditional Chinese socio-economic perspectives. It seeks to construct an interpretation framework with an internal logical system. In the middle part of “Overseas Development,” the study of native origin and overseas evolution is carried on and continued. From China to overseas, from history to reality, the management characteristics of Chinese entrepreneurs and their adaptation, choice, and growth in different environments are revealed. Historical civil society organizations and modern overseas Chinese associations are mutually reflected. The third part, “Blend and Contrast,” focuses on the collision and integration of modern China and the West from comparative studies of Chinese and Western economic history.

About the Author
Denggao LONG, Professor of Economics, School of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University. He holds various leadership roles at the Center for Chinese Entrepreneur Studies and the Center for Economic History. He has also received multiple awards and holds several memberships, including the Laureate of the Sun Yefang Economic Science Award and the Expert Advisory Committee of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council.

Wei YI is a research fellow at Tsinghua University’s School of Social Sciences and Center for Chinese Entrepreneur Studies, with a Ph.D. in Economics from Tsinghua University, an MBA, and a Bachelor’s in Engineering. She has expertise in industrial and economic history research and has published numerous papers in leading journals.