The Chinese Banking Industry

Lessons from History for Today's Challenges

By Yuanyuan Peng

© 2007 – Routledge

216 pages | 2 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

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

About the Author

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.

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:
BUS004000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Banks & Banking
BUS079000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Government & Business
POL024000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Economic Policy
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General