Moneta 141

Documents and Studies on 19th c. Monetary History

China, Hong Kong

Selection of British and US documents (1855-1897)

Marina Kovalchuk - Georges Depeyrot, ed.

Since the 1840's, China was an open field for western traders and investors. However the absence of monetary union and of a monetary system was a problem for western traders and official representatives.

China was, at this time, the land of Mexican, American, Spanish, Peruvian dollars, chopped coins, yens, copper coins, string of coins, silver ingots (sycee), paper money, and some many taels.

After the wars, official representatives tried to include China in a globalized economy, promoting the idea of a stable currency.

This volume gives a collection of facts and information concerning Chinese monetary questions. It gives the American and British point of view on the currency situation and its problems in the second part of 19th century.

This volume also includes documents concerning Hong Kong.

Marina Kovalchuk is assistant professor, Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok.

Georges Depeyrot is researcher, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris and heads the DAMIN program (La Dépréciation de l'Argent Monétaire et les Relations Internationales - Silver monetary depreciation and international relations).

Marina Kovalchuk - Georges Depeyrot, ed.
MONETA 141, 218 pages,
140 euros
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ISBN 978-94-91384-09-7