China and the United States: Business, Technology, and Networks, 1914-1941

Wu Lin-Chun*


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This paper studies the activities of American enterprises, technology, and related business organizations and engineering groups in China from the outbreak of World War i to the Pacific War and explains how these activities helped establish connections between China and the world. It borrows the concept of "networks"from Professor Sherman Cochran's extraordinary book titled Encountering Chinese Networks, but broadens the scope of the term to include activity at the level of management and competition, as well as placing Sino-American relations in transnational perspective. Using a multi-archival approach to examine China's major attempts at internationalization, this article focuses on the cases of the American Asiatic Association, the American Chamber of Commerce of China, and the Association of Chinese and American Engineers to show how these networks played important roles in the development of Chinese-American relations. It also discusses the issues of standardization, "scientific management,"and professionalism of entrepreneurs and engineers in influencing network making.

頁(從 - 到)119-141
期刊Journal of American-East Asian Relations
出版狀態已發佈 - 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 文化學習
  • 歷史
  • 社會學與政治學
  • 政治學與國際關係


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