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The Political Economy of Banking Governance in China

1st Edition

By Xuming Yang


252 pages | 11 B/W Illus.

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Chinese state banks, which were considered technically insolvent in the 1990s, are at present among the largest and most important banks in the world. This book, based on the author’s research and also on his extensive experience of working in Chinese banks, explores how Chinese banks’ technical efficiency and organisational flexibility have been achieved whilst ownership and control by the Chinese Communist Party have continued. The author reveals a distinctly non-Western approach to corporate governance, but one that has nevertheless worked very well.


"The treatment of the subject in this study is both thorough and detailed and the author writes in a reasonably non-technical manner. He also has a very good grasp of ‘corporate governance’ in both capitalist and communist economies. There is hence a good balance of theory and practice covered in the book…"

Malcolm Warner, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, Asia Pacific Business Review

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Part I: System structure

2. Political control and corporate governance

3. Economic reform and corporate governance

Part II: System function

4. Political effectiveness and corporate governance

5. Political stability and corporate governance

6. Political adaptability and corporate governance

Part III: System integration

7. The nature of corporate governance

8. Conclusion

About the Author

Xuming Yang has extensive experience of working for Chinese banks. He completed his doctorate at the University of Cambridge, UK.

About the Series

Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

The primary aim of this series is to publish original, high quality, research-level work, by both new and established scholars in the West and East, on all aspects of the Chinese economy, including studies of business and economic history. Works of synthesis, reference books and edited collections will also be considered. Submissions from prospective authors are welcomed.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies