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Why Qing China has failed its industrialisation and modernisation in the late 19th century?

Hu, Jiahe LU (2016) EKHM53 20161
Department of Economic History
Abstract (Swedish)
Abstract: China’s development today no doubt has had the country placed in the centre of the stage. However, the past turns out to be the opposite if we look back. While the other major countries stepped into the industrial era it seems like China was still napping with its daydreams. In this paper we dig deeply into the political, economic and social aspects of the country at the time and we think the reasons behind the failure of adapting industrialisation and modernisation are institutional defect, mainly the weak role state has played, the low tax rate, the poor investment and the reluctant attitude towards trade. We believe those factors as a whole hugely affected Qing dynasty’s fate when the country was standing at an intersection... (More)
Abstract: China’s development today no doubt has had the country placed in the centre of the stage. However, the past turns out to be the opposite if we look back. While the other major countries stepped into the industrial era it seems like China was still napping with its daydreams. In this paper we dig deeply into the political, economic and social aspects of the country at the time and we think the reasons behind the failure of adapting industrialisation and modernisation are institutional defect, mainly the weak role state has played, the low tax rate, the poor investment and the reluctant attitude towards trade. We believe those factors as a whole hugely affected Qing dynasty’s fate when the country was standing at an intersection point and we further argue that among all the factors weak state has been the most essential drawback and it also has impacts on other factors. (Less)
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Hu, Jiahe LU
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EKHM53 20161
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Industrialisation, Modernisation, Institutions, State Capacity, Taxation, Investment, Trade.
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English
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8890422
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2016-11-17 09:02:29
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  abstract     = {Abstract: China’s development today no doubt has had the country placed in the centre of the stage. However, the past turns out to be the opposite if we look back. While the other major countries stepped into the industrial era it seems like China was still napping with its daydreams. In this paper we dig deeply into the political, economic and social aspects of the country at the time and we think the reasons behind the failure of adapting industrialisation and modernisation are institutional defect, mainly the weak role state has played, the low tax rate, the poor investment and the reluctant attitude towards trade. We believe those factors as a whole hugely affected Qing dynasty’s fate when the country was standing at an intersection point and we further argue that among all the factors weak state has been the most essential drawback and it also has impacts on other factors.},
  author       = {Hu, Jiahe},
  keyword      = {Industrialisation,Modernisation,Institutions,State Capacity,Taxation,Investment,Trade.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Why Qing China has failed its industrialisation and modernisation in the late 19th century?},
  year         = {2016},
}