1st Edition

The Chinese Banking Industry
Lessons from History for Today's Challenges

ISBN 9780415542302
Published April 16, 2012 by Routledge
216 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

USD $52.95

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Book Description

This book provides detailed systematic micro-level analysis of the historical development of the Chinese banking industry, focusing in particular on the development of the Bank of China (BOC) in the period 1905 to 1949.

Banking reform is a key area of China’s economic transformation, and this book, bringing a vast amount of material to a Western audience for the first time, provides a detailed evidence of the key challenges faced by a major Chinese bank. The book:

  • addresses important issues in its evolution, including corporate governance government intervention, foreign competition and white-collar crime
  • evaluates how the challenges in these areas were met
  • considers the results of its efforts
  • draws lessons for policy making today.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. The Challenges for Today  3. Corporate Governance  4. Government Intervention  5. Foreign Competition  6. White-Collar Crimes  7. Conclusion  

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Yuanyuan Peng received an MA in International Finance from the Graduate School of the People’s Bank of China, and obtained a Ph.D in Management Studies from the University of Cambridge. She has professional experience in the Chinese banking sector. Her major research interests include strategy and marketing, banking restructuring and corporate governance.