This book, titled “China and America: Business, technology and Networks”, studies the activities of American enterprises, technology, related businessmen organizations and engineering groups in China after the outbreak of the First World War, and explains how these activities helped establishing the connections between China and the Modern World in the period from the First World War and to 1946 when the Sino-American Commercial Treaty was signed. I borrowed the term “Chinese Networks” from Professor Sherman Cochran, but the scope of the term in my research is much broader and include the areas dealing with management and competition levels as well as complicated networks and Sino-American relations from transnational perspectives. Using the original data and the representative cases, this book will use the cases of the American Chamber of Commerce of China, the Association of Chinese and American Engineers, American University Club to demonstrate the important roles of the returning students and intellectual elites back from US after the WWI in the development of Chinese-American economic relations. The book will also discuss the issues of intellectual property, Standardization, the Principles of Scientific Management, professionalism of modern entrepreneurs and engineers in influencing the network making. I will further explore the activities of American transnational corporations in China’s market, the cooperation between China and US, the Commercial treaty of 1946 to show how the Nanking government increased dependence on the American dominating World economy system.
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- Chinese-American Relationships
- China and American
- American Business in China
- The Association of Chinese and American Engineers
- American Asiatic Association; China’s Internationalization
- International history
- Modern China and the World
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