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Trading Crowd: An Ethnography of the Shanghai Stock Market

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In 1992, an explosion of "stock fever" hit Shanghai. Ellen Hertz's anthropological study sets the stock market and its players in the context of Shanghai society, and probes the dominant role played by the state, which has yielded a stock market very different from those of the West. She explains the way in which investors and officials construct a "moral storyline" to make sense of this great structural innovation, identifying a struggle among the big investors, the little investors and the state to control the market.

Synopsis:

An anthropological study of the Shanghai stock exchange.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 214-234) and index.

Table of Contents

Introduction: ways and means; Part I: 1. First contact; 2. The Shanghai stock market and the tributary state; 3. Stock fever; 4. City people, stock people; Part II: 5. The big players; 6. The dispersed players; 7. 'Guojia': the rise and fall of a super-player; 8. Conclusion: the trading crowd; Afterwords; Glossary of Chinese terms; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521564977
Editor:
Fortes, Meyer
Editor:
Leach, Edmund
Editor:
Fortes, Meyer
Editor:
Leach, Edmund
Author:
Tambiah, Stanley
Author:
Goody, Jack
Author:
Hertz, Ellen
Author:
Leach, Edmund
Author:
Fortes, Meyer
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
China
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Stock exchanges
Subject:
Stock exchanges -- China -- Shanghai.
Subject:
Investments & Securities - General
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Business, Investing
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Social & Cultural Anthropology
Series Volume:
108
Publication Date:
19980631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 table 4 graphs
Pages:
260
Dimensions:
5.98x9.01x.58 in. .85 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
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